Redcliffe Peninsula road safety upgrades complete

Published 11 January 2024

Aerial photograph of the completed Boardman-Klinger Road intersection

Road users are now safer, and delays have been minimised on the Redcliffe Peninsula, thanks to the completion of upgrade works at the intersection of Boardman and Klingner Roads, Kippa-Ring.

Thanks to Federal Government (Infrastructure Investment Program) funding of $4 million and a further $8 million allocated from City of Moreton Bay the works included:

  • upgrading the roundabout to a traffic signal-controlled intersection
  • installing additional traffic lanes to increase the capacity
  • installing cycle lanes, improved footpaths, and pedestrian crossings to improve safety
  • providing additional street lighting and landscaping.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this intersection was a key connection between the Redcliffe Peninsula and the rest of Moreton Bay.

“New traffic signals at the Kippa-Ring site are part of an important upgrade to improve safety and reduce traffic delays at this gateway to Moreton Bay,” he said.

“We’ve also replaced almost half a kilometre of high-pressure HDPE gas pipelines underneath the road which will provide critical gas supply to the Redcliffe Hospital too.

“Council maintains over 3,000 kilometres of roads across our city and this is a core part of our service delivery to the community.

“We recognise that an efficient transport network can move more people and goods while minimising congestion.

“We know this is a high priority for our communities and we know you want Council to take a leadership role, so our program of works is diverse, robust and we’re committed to delivering better roads across the city.”

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Hon Catherine King said thanks to the LRCI program, the Federal Government is supporting Australian councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects.

“We’re proud to have helped deliver this local project for the Redcliffe community. Working in partnership with City of Moreton Bay, we’re delivering services and building infrastructure that provide benefits and support jobs in the local community,” she said.

Cr Sandra Ruck said the Peninsula’s community would be thrilled with the completion of the works.

“Council have been busy with landscaping, installation of signs and other finishing touches, and we thank residents for their patience during construction, especially those living close to the nightworks,” she said.

“This upgrade makes it easier for the people on the Peninsula to access the rest of our great city and beyond, and we are happy to have another safer intersection within our huge road network.”

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.