Aerodrome Road and Lear Jet Drive, Caboolture: Signalisation and road changes
The section of Aerodrome Road between Bribie Island Road and
Piper Street, along with the Lear Jet Drive intersection represents
a main entry point and 'gateway' into this busy commercial and
In response to increasing congestion and a history of crashes at
this intersection Council has investigated ways to improve the
efficiency and safety of this intersection, and providing safe
pedestrian crossing facilities.
Council also plans to rehabilitate Aerodrome Road from Lear Jet
Drive to McNaught Road to address road pavement condition.
- Balance the varying needs of area stakeholders including
property owners, business owners and their customers, the greater
community, council and Transport and Main Roads Department
- Reduce traffic congestion and improve overall efficiency
considering changes in flow throughout the day
- Improve safety for all road users by reducing potential
conflicts and clarifying decision making where possible
- Provide pedestrian crossing opportunities
- Retain on-street parking opportunities where possible
The proposed solution is to install traffic signals at the
intersection of Aerodrome Road and the southern leg of Lear Jet
Drive, along with a painted right turn pocket at Aerodrome Road and
Piper Street. This will result in the following outcomes:
- Road widening on both corners of Aerodrome Road and Lear Jet
Drive intersection, and along the western side of Aerodrome Road
between Bribie Island Road and Lear Jet Drive;
- Entering from Bribie Island Road, a single through lane along
Aerodrome Road will be available, like now;
- Entering from Bribie Island Road, left turns into Lear Jet
Drive will not be signalised. This turn will be separated
from through traffic by a raised island. A zebra crossing
will be provided for pedestrians to cross the turn lane;
- Along Lear Jet Drive two lanes will be provided for traffic
turning right toward Bribie Island Road, with the kerb side lane
also able to turn left;
- Travelling south along Aerodrome Road towards Bribie Island
Road, a separate lane will be provided for right-turns into Lear
Jet Drive, along with a single through lane toward Bribie Island
- On-street parking will not be available on Aerodrome Road
between Bribie Island Road and Piper Street, and along Lear Jet
Drive from Aerodrome Road almost to Boeing Place.
- As part of intersection signalisation, signalised pedestrian
crossings will be included across Lear Jet Drive and the northern
leg of Aerodrome Road
- Turns and access into the Holden dealership will remain
unchanged, though may be signalised.
- Access to and from businesses along Aerodrome Road between Lear
Jet Drive and Piper Street will change due to intersection
operations and a new raised median in Aerodrome Road. The
exit from #11 is not proposed to be signalised and will provide for
movements out of the property only.
- Property accesses in the intersection area will be widened and
reconstructed to ensure that access to existing businesses is
maintained for the types of vehicles which currently use each
A concept layout has been prepared showing the changes proposed about the Aerodrome Road and Lear Jet Drive intersection for discussion with the community. Download a copy of the concept plan [PDF 1.6MB]
Two short videos have been produced which show how the new traffic signals operate and coordinate with the signals at Bribie Island Road. Each video represents a 10-minute segment of the busiest hour in the morning and afternoon, and shows individual vehicle movements including at key properties:
The intersection upgrade and pavement rehabilitation projects are currently programmed for construction together during 2019/20.
If you would like to provide feedback on this proposal, please contact council on (07) 3205 0555 or email ECM.IntegratedTransportPlanningandDesign@moretonbay.qld.gov.au .
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