Traffic Lights to switch on this week at Rothwell Intersection0
The Rothwell roundabout sign is now history as the intersection nears completion. The lights are about to be switched on and the new roadways opened up.
As the mammoth project nears completion, much to the relief of residents who use it daily, the final traffic switch will allow for the existing roundabout to be removed and realigned to the final intersection configuration. Final stage works are expected to run for two weeks along with a detour at night from 6.30pm to 6.30am.
Rothwell station access roads, Warbrick Way and Stubbins Street will be used to redirect traffic around the works.
Traffic conditions during the day will not be affected, with full access reinstated at the intersection to maintain
The roundabout signage is now a piece of history for the Rothwell intersection.
Acting State Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Steven Miles, Members for Redcliffe and Murrumba Yvette D’Ath and Chris Whiting and Moreton Bay Regional councillors James Houghton and Koliana Winchester were on site, to inspect the progress of the work.
“With only two roads on and off the Redcliffe Peninsula, the Rothwell Roundabout has always been very important
to our community,” Ms D’Ath said
“When these works are completed they will provide much better access to the Redcliffe Peninsula.” Ms D’Ath said.
Mr Milles said the last major traffic switch is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, the 26th of September and the traffic signals would be switched on next week.
“This will be the first time motorists drive on the final road alignment with an operational traffic signal and this is very exciting news for motorists who use the intersection each day,” Mr Miles said.
Member for Petrie, Luke Howarth, said construction on the intersection was now entering its final stage, with work on track to be completed later this year.
“This major achievement will deliver great safety and efficiency benefits to motorists using this intersection,” Mr Howarth said.
Member for Murrumba Chris Whiting said he was especially pleased to see vehicle access retained between McGahey Street and the intersection
“This has been a more complex project than it would seem, as it has been necessary to keep the intersection open to
allow upwards of 50,000 cars to pass through it every day,” Mr Whiting said.
“When works are completed this upgrade will for the first time, provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians and
cyclists,” Mr Whiting said.
Acting Moreton Bay Regional Mayor, Mike Charlton said the new signalised intersection would provide improved safety and better connectivity for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
“The Rothwell Intersection Upgrade delivers new signalised pedestrian crossings and dedicated cycle lanes making it more convenient and safer for local residents to get around, to school, to local shops and back home again,” Cr Charlton said.
The traffic lights have been installed, the wait is nearly over for a signalised intersection.
Mango Murphy, from Transport and Main Roads is retiring on Friday. He is to be commended for all of his hard work on projects in and around the Moreton Bay Region. The team at Big Local wish him all the very best and hope he enjoys his retirement.
Further information about the project can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Rothwell Intersection Upgrade’.