LNP Candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, has welcomed the completion of works on the $19.5 million project to improve safety along Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road.
The project, which began in late 2020, was made possible by an 80% funding contribution from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government.
Mr Pike said that the upgrades will provide a safer and faster journey for Redlanders travelling to Logan and beyond.
Recently completed works along Beenleigh–Redland Bay Road include improved linemarking, signage, and the removal of roadside hazards between California Creek Road and Serpentine Creek.
Dedicated right turn lanes have also been constructed at Calvary Christian College and the Wirunya Aged Care and Retirement Village, Ferry Road, Aquatic Gardens Caravan Park and Rocky Passage Road.
“This was a dangerous stretch of road that wasn’t built to be a major arterial,” Mr Pike said.
“With the Shoreline development coming out of the ground in southern Redland Bay, it is timely that these improvements have been completed before demand on the road increases significantly.”
Mr Pike said he would be fighting for more Commonwealth Government investment in Redland roads.
“It is clear that investment in our Redlands road network hasn’t kept pace with our growing population,” Mr Pike said.
“We’ll probably have flying cars by the time State and local governments get around to funding improvements to some of our major infrastructure headaches, and the community isn’t prepared to wait that long.”
“We need to put an end to the political blame game, park the partisanship, and just get on with trying to secure more jointly-funded projects.”
Mr Pike said the Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road project demonstrates what is possible when all levels of government work together to achieve better outcomes for the community.