Traffic signals to be installed at busy Tinana intersection
- Work underway to install traffic signals at Gympie Road-Iindah Road intersection
- Upgrade will improve safety for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and nearby school
- Works funded as part of the $38 million Tinana Interchange upgrade
Work will start this weekend on the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Gympie Road and Iindah Road intersection in Tinana.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the upgrade would improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
“The intersection upgrade forms part of the $6.7 billion, 10 year Bruce Highway Upgrade Program,” Mr Chester said.
“The new Tinana interchange itself opened to traffic in August 2017 and all interchange works were formally completed the following month. The project has been an important step towards delivering a safer, more efficient Bruce Highway for motorists and industry.”
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said SGQ Pty Ltd would deliver the works, which were expected to be completed by April next year, weather permitting.
“The new signalised intersection will cater for the additional motorists who are now using the new southbound off-ramp to Iindah Road West, after the previous off-ramp to Gympie at the old interchange was removed,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Part of the project also involves revising the Tinana State School carpark to keep kids safe around traffic. Works will generally be carried out between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, however some weekend and night work will also be required at various stages.”
Motorists are reminded to observe all warning signage when approaching the road works site and drive to the changed conditions, where traffic controllers, single-lane closures, temporary detours and speed restrictions will be in place.
The intersection upgrade forms part of the $38 million Bruce Highway – Tinana Interchange upgrade, to which the Australian Government contributed $30.4 million and the Queensland Government $7.6 million.