Andrew Laming MP: Cleveland Roundabout to Get Upgrade
One of south-east Queensland’s most congested roundabouts is set for an upgrade, thanks to Andrew Laming MP and the Turnbull Coalition Government.
Connecting Southern Redlands, Cleveland, and Ormiston, the infamous Shore Street roundabout is the main arterial for central Redlands into Brisbane.
A $3.5 million dollar commitment will include signalisation, turn lanes and safe pedestrian crossing.
Mr Laming said that pedestrian crossing had become pretty much impossible.
“The influx of new business to the area has aggravated the traffic situation.
“With Toondah Harbour and additional Cleveland development, this is an absolutely inevitable upgrade, best performed before the roundabout fails.”
“I am happy to assist Council with this road because they already have significant obligations around the City and on the bay islands in particular,” Mr Laming said.
“I want to see this intersection safe for every Redland driver and pedestrian. Only signalisation with traffic lights can achieve that.”
“This is a significant investment in Redland roads and a massive improvement for those who use the roundabout many times each day.”
State Member for Cleveland, Mark Robinson, said that this commitment from the Federal Coalition proves that the LNP is listening to Cleveland commuters, seniors and local businesses in the area.
Cleveland High School Principal, Paul Bankroft said his biggest concern is for the cyclists and the pedestrians who have to cross through the intersection to daily.
“My main concern is the safety of students who are coming from Ormiston and the Northern side of Finucane Road,” Mr Bankroft said.
“There really is no safe way to cross that road and it really is concerning… I think traffic lights should have been installed there years ago.”
The upgrade will commence after election.
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