Pub Lane roundabout, notorious for being cut off by floods, raised as part of $15 million New Beith Road upgrade

Improved: New Beith Road is open in both directions again after upgrade work.
Improved: New Beith Road is open in both directions again after upgrade work.

A Logan roundabout which was notorious for being cut off by floodwater has been fixed as part of an upgrade to one of the city's most popular rural connection roads.

The Pub Lane roundabout on New Beith Road has been raised, and drainage culverts have been installed to reduce risk of flooding.

New Beith Road, between Pub Lane and Citrine Street, is now open in both directions after nearly a year of work which cost $15 million.

City Infrastructure Committee chair Teresa Lane said the 1.6km stretch of road was an important link to the fast-growing Logan south region and neighbouring areas.

"The upgrade will improve the condition, safety and capacity of the road for all users," Cr Lane said.

"I know the stop-start conditions have frustrated motorists at times but they now have a first-class road as a reward for their patience.

"Council is committed to ensuring that residents in rural and semi-rural areas have a road network that is fit for purpose today and into the future."

Logan City Council's 2019-20 Capital Roadwoarks and Drainage Program and the state government jointly funded the The $15 million upgrade.

Safety features include smoothing out bends in the road and realigning intersections to improve visibility.

Wider lanes and road shoulders are also part of the work.

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