Gold Coasters will be happy to know that the $19.8m project to install new, and upgrade existing, road safety barriers on the Pacific Motorway has been completed!
Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the works, carried out between Logan and Palm Beach, involved the installation of about 45kms of wire rope and/or guardrail safety barriers.
“The M1 is a major transport route between Brisbane and the NSW border which caters for commuters, tourists and heavy vehicles – with traffic volumes growing with increasing development, improving road safety on this busy motorway is paramount,” he said.
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“To improve safety for all road users, these additional safety barriers have been installed on M1 shoulders and medians to reduce the risk and severity of crashes where vehicles run off the road or enter the median.”
Mr Bailey said the works were carried out over two years, with reports from the department suggesting they had already played a vital role in limiting the severity of crashes.
The works were funded under the Targeted Road Safety Program.