Mount Lindesay Highway ranked 11th most congested road: RACQ survey

THE Mount Lindesay Highway is the 11th most congested road in Queensland, according to RACQ's Red Spot Congestion Survey.

CONGESTED: The Mount Lindesay Highway was ranked as the 11th most congested in Queensland according to an RACQ survey.

CONGESTED: The Mount Lindesay Highway was ranked as the 11th most congested in Queensland according to an RACQ survey.

More than 2500 Queenslanders responded to the survey with 48 motorists reporting an array of problems on the troubled highway.

Motorists particularly complained about a lack of lanes, traffic congestion, difficulty entering the road, and congested right turns.

RACQ released a number of comments from people who wanted to see action to fix the highway.

"The Mount Lindesay Highway is a disaster. It has been upgraded piecemeal and as developers have expanded population with new housing estates, it has become worse," one motorist said.

"Nothing has been done to this road except for small section upgrades which cause more problems with traffic having to go from two lanes to four then back again and no state government has budgeted for it to be upgraded to four lanes in the 30 years I have lived in the area," another respondent said.

RACQ's head of public policy Rebecca Michael called on all levels of government to not make road safety a partisan issue and to progressively implement the state government's ten year plan for the Mount Lindesay Highway.

"The Mount Lindesay Highway has seen eight deaths and 150 serious injuries in a four year period," she said.

"It is really important that this piece of infrastructure be prioritised to improve those road safety outcomes.

"No more people should be dying on this road and we are calling on all levels of government to make sure that it is safe and efficient for all motorists."

The ten year plan outlines 16 road widening and road safety projects to be completed by 2028.

Three projects have been completed, four have been funded and nine are yet to be funded.

Both major parties have committed to provide $30 million to partially fund upgrades at a federal level.

Queensland's Transport Minister Mark Bailey is yet to match the funding and has called on the federal government to instead put $75 million on the table.

RACQ's red spot congestion survey found the Pacific Motorway from Eight Mile Plains to Loganholme and Varsity Lakes to Elanora to be the most congested road in Queensland.

A total of 457 roads were identified in the survey.

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