Council has commenced the engineering design for the upgrade of the intersection of Sparkes Road, Ellis Street and Francis Road, Lawnton.
Over recent years, traffic volumes at the roundabout have increased. As a result, peak hour congestion, and an increase in the number of crashes at the intersection has been noted. Council is now planning to upgrade the intersection from a roundabout to traffic signals.
The objective of the project is to reduce peak hour delays and congestion at the intersection, and improve road safety for all road users, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians.
The upgrade will include:
- removal of the roundabout and installation of traffic signals
- additional traffic lanes to separate through-traffic and turning traffic
- provision of on-road cycle lanes and pedestrian activated signal phases.
Ancillary works related to the project will include the relocation of key underground services and the provision of landscaping and street lighting.
Feedback on the planned upgrade has now closed.
In December 2020, Council sought feedback from the community in relation to the planned upgrade of the Sparkes Road / Ellis Street / Francis Road intersection in Lawnton.
A total of 37 responses were received, including 19 in favour of the project, 13 opposed, and 5 neutral.
Based on community feedback, Council has made a few minor amendments to the design of the intersection and the detailed design is now well progressed.
Council is committed to delivering this project which seeks to reduce peak hour delays and congestion at the intersection and improve road safety for all road users.
Further project updates will be provided once the detailed design is complete and construction timeframes are confirmed.