22 September, 2015
A busy intersection on Brisbane’s north side is now safer for road users, with Brisbane City Council completing major upgrade works at Beams Road and Lacey Road at Carseldine.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the $1.8 million project would boost capacity and improve safety at the intersection, which has been identified at as a traffic hotspot.
“Sixteen accidents have been recorded at this intersection over five years, with the majority involving vehicles turning right from Lacey Road into Beams Road,” Cr Quirk said.
“To help ensure this intersection is the safest it can be, Council has implemented a range of measures including the installation of new traffic signals at the intersection.
“New line markings including ‘no stopping’ lines have also been installed to further improve safety and traffic flow, and the traffic island located at the nearby junction of Gympie Road and Beams Road has been upgraded.
“Motorists will still be able to turn left at any time with care from Lacey Road into Beams Road, with the dedicated left turning lane remaining in place.”
Local Councillor Amanda Cooper said the project would greatly benefit all road users, and would go a long way in ensuring traffic is flowing smoothly through the area.
“Beams Road carries around 22,000 vehicles each day and connects Sandgate Road in the east with Gympie Road and Bridgeman Road in the west,” Cr Cooper said.
“Lacey Road carries around 10,000 vehicles each day and connects with Linkfield Road in the north and Beams Road in the south.
“While ensuring there is infrastructure in place to help road users travel through the area safely, the upgrade has also significantly improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians, with new crossings also installed along Lacey and Beams Roads.
“This project is just one example of Council’s Moving Brisbane initiative which involves the implementation of common-sense measures to boost traffic flow and bolster safety.
“I thank the community for its patience while these vital works were carried out to help deliver a safer road environment for everyone.”
For more information about the Beams Road and Lacey Road intersection upgrade, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.