Final highway upgrade to reduce speed to 80kmh

THE final upgrade work for the Capricorn Highway at Gracemere will see a speed reduction to 80kmh and a change of road signs.

The final upgrade plans were yesterday revealed for the McLaughlin Street and Old Capricorn Highway intersections at Gracemere.

As well as reducing the speed limit, Main Roads will replace “give way” signs with “stop” signs for motorists entering the highway.

Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace said initial plans to upgrade the intersection were announced in May but following public submissions the final plans were changed.

“I thank the 24 residents and community groups who provided input to the project. It is evident that community feedback has brought about significant changes to the originally proposed upgrades, particularly at the Old Capricorn Highway intersection,” Mr Wallace said.

The intersection will remain open to all traffic.

Mr Wallace said public submissions primarily raised concern about traffic being delayed at the proposed traffic signals and queuing back through the Gracemere State School roundabout.

Signage changes at the Old Capricorn Highway intersection are expected to be complete by the end of the month.

New traffic signals and upgrades to the McLaughlin Street intersection are programmed to commence in late October.



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