Problem Intersection Requires Immediate Solution

31 May 2018 9:00 AMSimone Wilson

State Member for Pumicestone, Simone Wilson, is calling on the State Government to heed its own advice and install traffic signal lights at the highly problematic intersection of Spinnaker Drive and Bribie Island Road

Ms Wilson said that the State Budget is just around the corner so it’s time for the Premier and the Minister for Main Roads to invest in this vital safety measure. 

“Recently I asked the Premier to match the LNP’s promise to improve safety for residents that use the Spinnaker Drive intersection. 

“The Premier’s response failed to recognise the pressing safety issue that this is, and her own Minister for Main Roads believes that building a U-turn facility at the Bestmann Road East intersection will solve this issue. 

“This is simply not good enough. Nowhere was there mention of installing traffic lights at the Spinnaker Drive intersection for the safety of motorists. Band-Aid approaches are simply not good enough,” Ms Wilson said.

Ms Wilson said a media release from the Minister for Main Roads identified the very issue at the heart of fixing this intersection: 

“In his own words, the Minister for Main Roads has acknowledged that: 

“We are seeing more crashes occurring along that section of Caboolture-Bribie Island Road”.

“To add insult to injury, the Minister also acknowledged the Island being a popular tourist destination and that higher traffic volumes, especially on weekends is occuring”.

So the Labor Government knows that there are more cars than ever before travelling along Bribie Island Road, there are more crashes occurring along the Bribie Island Road/Spinnaker Drive stretch, yet he still will not commit to installing traffic lights at this intersection. 

“Just what will it take for this Minister to listen to the very real safety concerns of our residents?” Ms Wilson said.

Ms Wilson said she will continue to take action to improve the safety condition of this intersection. 

“I will again be meeting with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and I’ve written to the Minister about this issue and requested he met with me” Ms Wilson said.