State government to spend $1.5 million on planning for upgrade of Mount Cotton road amid safety and traffic concerns

MOUNT Cotton Road will receive a $1.5 million boost, with the state government announcing it will start planning for long-awaited upgrades this year. The notorious road has come under fire from locals in recent times after a series of crashes, with calls for lights to be put in at busy intersections and four-lanes built to improve safety.

Politicians have also weighed in, with Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson warning late last year that the sounds of sirens were becoming more frequent and peak-hour congestion was climbing.

In 2021, there were 274 fatalities from crashes on Queensland roads, which is four fewer than in the previous year.

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