Rothwell intersection upgrade in Queensland nears completion


The Government of Queensland in Australia has revealed that the A$37.5m ($29.7m) project to transform the busy Rothwell roundabout into a signalised intersection is nearing completion.

The last traffic switch is scheduled to take place this weekend and will see the removal of the existing roundabout to realign traffic to the final intersection configuration.

Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety acting minister Steven Miles said: “This will be the first time motorists will be driving on the final alignment in each direction and with operational traffic signals.

“The Australian Government, Queensland Government, Moreton Bay Regional Council have jointly invested $37.5m in this project to convert the existing roundabout at Deception Bay Road and Anzac Avenue to a signalised intersection.”

Miles also noted that the traffic signals would be switched on next week.

"The project team has made great progress to keep work on this major project on schedule and to now reach this final stage of the upgrade."

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said: “Maintaining traffic volumes through the intersection while delivering the project has been managed well considering the complexities of the work and the 50,000 vehicle movements daily.

“The project team has made great progress to keep work on this major project on schedule and to now reach this final stage of the upgrade.”

The project has supported nearly 110 direct jobs at the time of construction.

Safety and efficiency benefits for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists using this intersection are expected to improve following the upgrade.