Moreton Bay Regional Council in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), has been investigating ways to improve pedestrian connectivity and safety along Main Street in Samford Village.
Council previously consulted the Samford community on a number of proposed treatments to improve safety and connectivity on Main Street. These included:
- Three new road-level pedestrian zebra crossings with coloured backgrounds and refuge islands.
- An upgraded intersection at Kath Fitzgerald Drive, including a right-turn lane from Main Street and separate left and right turn exit lanes.
- Narrowing of the intersection at Station Street to improve pedestrian safety.
- New areas of landscaping, particularly at traffic island build-outs.
- Localised pathway and streetscape improvements.
- Rehabilitation of the road pavement and resurfacing.
At the time, Cr Darren Grimwade said:
" I'm pleased to present the final draft concept of the Main Street Samford pedestrian improvements and road safety project. This concept has been designed based on extensive consultation undertaken with the community including community meetings, community engagement surveys and direct communications with both State and Council representatives.
The final concept will ensure that the 'village' feel is maintained and that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists have improved facilities through and around our town centre.
The proposal will also improve traffic flow with additional traffic lanes being included at both Station Street and Kath Fitzgerald Drive to provide both right and left turning lanes into Main Street.”
With the majority of responders showing support for the improvements, Council has decided to proceed with the project. It is anticipated that construction will occur within the 2017/2018 financial year.
Council is continuing to progress the designs, and is anticipating that they will be completed by end of June 2017. Further details on the construction timeframes will be provided in the near future. Further updates will be provided to show the final scope of the project, and include details on construction timeframes.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has prepared a concept [PDF 200KB] which outlines the finalised scope of the project.
The results of the Samford Village Main Street Upgrade Community consultation for the proposed pedestrian crossing and road safety improvements were:
Total responses received: 159
Responses in support of the concept: 103 (65% of total responses received)
A summary of preferences based on the location of respondents shows:
Distribution of feedback
|Distribution of feedback
||Do not support concept
|Within 1km of the centre of Main Street
|From 1 to 2km of the centre of Main Street
|From 2 to 5km of the centre of Main Street
|From 5 to 10km of the centre of Main Street
|Beyond 10 km from the centre of Main Street
The feedback from the local community regarding the proposed inclusion of raised crossing platforms showed that the community generally preferred crossings at the existing road level, and therefore the concept design was amended to include standard zebra crossings as opposed to raised crossing platforms. To improve safety the crossing areas will contain a large coloured background and white zebra line-marking to enhance visibility and recognition to motorists. Upgraded kerb ramps will be included between pathways and the crossings.
Commencement and completion date
The commencement and completion date for construction is yet to be finalised. Council will update this page when this information becomes available.
If you would like to learn more about this exciting project, please do not hesitate to contact Council on (07) 3205 0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org