Intersection upgrade at Ferny Hills to improve community safety
Published 25 January 2024
Works to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, are set to begin on the intersection of Gordon Road and Ferny Way, Ferny Hills.
Mayor Peter Flannery said City of Moreton Bay will invest $6.8 million into the project designed to boost road safety and reduce congestion.
“This vital project will see the Ferny Hills intersection undergo significant improvements including the installation of traffic lights, additional lanes, a shared cycle/pedestrian pathway and fauna crossings,” he said.
“Roads are one of our most critical and expensive assets, which is why Council continues to prioritise their maintenance and invest into crucial upgrades such as this one.
“We are committed to delivering a sustainable transport system that is safe, connected, resilient and integrated to service and support our city as it grows and evolves.”
Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance said construction will commence late March on this key connection, with plans in place to minimise the disruption to the community and local businesses.
“This upgrade will improve safety for all road users including pedestrians, reduce peak hour delay and provide safer manoeuvring when exiting Gordon Road and turning right into Ferny Way,” he said.
“Whether that's taking the kids to school, catching the train from the Ferny Grove railway station or just allowing traffic flow around businesses in the area, it's great to have this much-needed upgrade coming soon.
“Road upgrades are essential to keep our city moving and I want to thank residents for their patience while these works get underway.”
The upgrade includes:
- installation of traffic signals
- additional traffic lanes to separate through-traffic and turning traffic
- provision of signalised pedestrian crossings at the intersection
- reconstructed footpaths, a new shared cycle/footpath linking Samford Road and Gordon Road and pedestrian fencing
- additional landscaping and street lighting
- Green Infrastructure upgrades in the form of fauna crossings to provide facilities for the safe movement of wildlife around the intersection
- road pavement reconstruction
Works are expected to take nine months to complete.
For project updates visit the project page on Council’s website.
This upgrade aligns to City of Moreton Bay’s Integrated Transport Strategy and is part of Council’s goal to create a city of well-planned and connected places and spaces. Read more about Council's Integrated transport strategy.