Mount Cotton Road $2.36 million upgrade to see right-turn lanes installed at Coorang and German Church Road intersections

Springwood MP Mick de Brenni
Springwood MP Mick de Brenni

IT has taken two years, but Mount Cotton Road will finally be getting a safety upgrade.

Right-turn lanes will be installed at Coorang Road and German Church Road, Cornubia to make it safer for motorists turning from Mount Cotton Road.

The busy road has been plagued with crashes and traffic congestion for years.

Transport Minister Mark Bailey announced in February 2019 that the two intersections on Mount Cotton Road would get a $2.4 million upgrade.

This week Springwood MP Mick de Brenni said the Palaszczuk government's plan for economic recovery and jobs was driving ahead with works to start this month on the $2.36 million Mount Cotton Road works.

"With more than 14,000 vehicles using this stretch of road each day, it's important that we continue to invest in making Mount Cotton Road safer," he said.

"Crash history shows a pattern of rear-end crashes and the dedicated, right-turn lanes will help treat the cause of the most common crash at these two intersections."

The project also includes construction of wide shoulders measuring two metres on Mount Cotton Road at the intersections.

"It adds to the $1.5 million locked in by our government to get the necessary planning done on four-laning Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road between California Creek Road and Mount Cotton Road announced late last year," Mr de Brenni said.

Macalister MP Melissa McMahon said building on $19 million for safety upgrades along Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road and the $4 million Kruger Road intersection project as part of the government's $50 billion infrastructure guarantee, crews would hit the ground running in coming weeks on the upgrades.

"Not only will this make Mount Cotton Road safer, it'll also create jobs in industries like construction and engineering at a time we need them most."

Construction is expected to take six months, weather permitting. Speed will be reduced and lane closures will be in place outside of peak travel periods.