A MULTI-MILLION dollar upgrade of Helensvale Road is now complete.
The $3.5 million project has improved 1.4 kilometres of road from Discovery Drive to Monterey Keys Drive, including the intersection with Warrego Way.
Features of the new road include a three metre wide shared pedestrian and cycle path, wider bike paths on the road itself, and extra protection for cyclists at traffic at roundabouts.
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There are also upgraded crossing points for people with disabilities, including more kerb ramps, pedestrian refuges and bicycle on and off ramps.
New street lighting has also been installed between Warrego Way and Monterey Keys Drive.
Mayor Tom Tate said the upgrade will benefit the Helensvale community, especially those accessing Helensvale State High School.
“It will make it safer for students who ride their bikes, for parents and kids who walk to and from school, and for parents who do the daily drop-off and pick-up in their cars,” he said.
“But of course it will also benefit the wider community.
“With these improvements in place, and a modern fresh feel to the road, residents and visitors to the Helensvale area will experience much higher levels of comfort and safety than before.”