Major upgrade of Inala Avenue intersections completed

Media Release

KP014/2018

06 August 2018

Joint release with:

Graham Quirk

Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council

  • A $1.77 million upgrade to the southern Brisbane intersections of Inala Avenue with Serviceton Avenue and Corsair Avenue is complete
  • Upgrade will improve safety and reduce traffic congestion
  • The Australian Government invested $1.3 million in the project

A major upgrade of two intersections with busy Inala Avenue in south Brisbane has been completed.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Keith Pitt said the $1.77 million upgrade to the intersections at Serviceton Avenue and Corsair Avenue would help reduce the number of traffic incidents and congestion, and improve safety.

“This upgrade is another example of the Coalition Government’s commitment to ensuring that people get home more quickly and safely. The Roads to Recovery Program forms a key partnership between the Australian and local governments in maintaining and improving the safety of our local roads,” Mr Pitt said.

“Inala Avenue is a busy four-lane arterial road that carries more than 17,000 vehicles a day, while Serviceton Avenue carries 10,000. There have been numerous crashes at this location over the last decade and we are pleased to see that the completion of this project provides a safer and smoother corridor for the entire community.”

Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk said the project was part of Brisbane City Council’s commitment to taking real action on traffic congestion.

“This project forms part of Council’s $1.3 billion investment into more than 90 road upgrades to get residents home quicker and safer,” Cr Quirk said.

“Motorists are now benefitting from an extended and signalised right-turn lane from Inala Avenue into Serviceton Avenue, as well as a new right-turn lane from Inala Avenue into Corsair Avenue.

“These two intersection upgrades will prevent traffic delays and dangerous queuing which has contributed to more than 35 serious traffic accidents over five years.”

The $1.77 million upgrade was jointly funded with the Australian Government providing $1.3 million through the Roads to Recovery program, and Brisbane City Council providing $472,226.

The Coalition Government is providing $4.8 billion to councils nationwide under the Roads to Recovery Program from 2013-14 to 2021-22.

For more information, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au (Council upgrades) or investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/roads_to_recovery (Roads to Recovery program).