The installation of new safety railings on the Mt Lindesay Highway at Park Ridge, has been completed as the state government continues to look at ways to improve the vital stretch of road as commuter frustrations mount.
The safety railings were installed and completed late last month, and member for Logan Linus Power said the railings purpose was to improve safety for drivers as they merge lanes.
“It’s just a minor work to ensure a small section is safer and it is clearer for drivers when they merge, it was started on the 22nd of March and also included signage and line marking and it has now been completed,” he said.
“That’s where the two lanes merge.”
The Logan MP said he understood commuters frustrations with the growing congestion on the highway and said he was continuing to advocate for further upgrades.
“I keep advocating for grade separated four lanes, and to continue it further south,” he said.
There has been frustration among some members of the community about the decision to install a set of lights in the highway at the intersection of camp cable road but Mr Power said ultimately the Department of Transport and Main Roads viewed the lights as the best solution for the intersection rather than a large roundabout or other alternatives as some had suggested.
“At the time when it first came up and went into the design phase I put to South Coast Transport and Main Roads a variety of ideas and designs that people had presented to me, they looked, did the specifications and determined that the lights were the best because lights worked better in roads where there is unequal traffic,” he said.
“That in the circumstance where there is a lot more traffic heading northbound the lights would work better in that circumstance, I did put to them all of the ideas that were suggested to me about the road, and they considered all of them but they considered what would work best and be safest was lights in that situation.”