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Project Value: $7.5m

Project Duration: 38 weeks

Client: Department of Transport and Main Roads

Project Overview

This project was for the Upgrade of the Tallegalla Road/Lowood-Minden Road Intersection Safety Upgrade on the Warrego Highway.

Project Characteristics

The upgrade of the intersection will improve safety, ease congestion and increase capacity to cater for future traffic volumes.

 The key benefits of the preferred design are: 

  • Improving the safety of traffic movements by separating and reducing the conflict points and improving turning lanes;

  • Decreasing the waiting times (by up to 50%) for vehicles crossing the intersection from both Tallegalla Road and Lowood-Minden Road;

  • Reducing congestion by providing longer auxiliary lanes to allow more capacity and prevent queueing vehicles blocking traffic;

  • Preventing buses and long vehicles overhanging into Warrego Highway traffic while giving way in the median;

  • Providing safer bus stop locations, removed from Warrego Highway;

  • Limiting private land resumptions and associated impacts to local property owners;

  • Limiting the increase in travel distance when travelling north-south across the intersection - direct access remains;

  • Ensuring performance of the corridor by minimising additional vehicle kilometres of travel, minimising delays and queuing in the short and medium term.

Key Project Outcomes

This project will improve traffic flows through this intersection and significantly reduce the number of accidents.