Ingham St to Jardine Rd Safer Roads Sooner Project

From: SouthCoast [mailto:SouthCoast@tmr.qld.gov.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 4:27 PM
Subject: A message from the Department of Transport and Main Roads:
Beechmont Road

Dear Residents

I am writing to advise that construction of the Safer Roads Sooner project on Beechmont Road between Ingham Street and Jardine Road, Lower Beechmont has been bought forward.

Work will start late this week, including site set-up, survey and vegetation clearing. Construction work is expected to begin in the last week of September 2017 and continue for about four months, site and weather conditions permitting. Work will be carried out from 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, with weekend work as required.

Energex will also be on site from mid-September 2017 to raise the height of power line within the project area.

The 350 metre shoulder widening will be undertaken within the road reserve and will be constructed with extensive rock fill, a section of cut embankment, pavement overlay and linemarking.

Please find attached a flyer for your information.

If you require more information about this safety project, please contact Sarah-Jane Bartlem, Communications Officer at this office on 5563 6600 or by email at southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Customer and Stakeholder Management Team

for Warren McReight
District Director, South Coast
Department of Transport and Main Roads
36-38 Cotton Street, Nerang Qld 4211
PO Box 442 Nerang Qld 4211
Telephone +61 7 5563 6600

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From: SouthCoast [mailto:SouthCoast@tmr.qld.gov.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 5 September 2017 3:43 PM
Subject: A message from the Department of Transport and Main Roads:
Beechmont Road

Dear Mr Perkins

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressing with a Safer Roads Sooner project on Beechmont Road.

A 350 metre section of Beechmont Road will be widened between Ingham Street and Jardine Road. The design for this project is being finalised, with construction of the project currently expected to be undertaken in the 2017-18 financial year and take about four months to complete.

Shoulder widening will be undertaken within the road reserve and will be constructed with extensive rock fill, a section of cut embankment, new asphalt and linemarking. The widening will allow for two traffic lanes on this section of road, to be consistent with the adjoining road section.

Please find attached a plan which details the upcoming project.

If you would like more information about the upcoming safety project, please contact the Customer and Stakeholder Management Team on 5563 6600 or email SouthCoast@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Customer and Stakeholder Management Team

for Warren McReight
District Director, South Coast
Department of Transport and Main Roads
36-38 Cotton Street, Nerang Qld 4211
PO Box 442 Nerang Qld 4211
Telephone +61 7 5563 6600

File ref: 450/01431

2 thoughts on “Ingham St to Jardine Rd Safer Roads Sooner Project

  1. Better Roads for Beechmont Post author

    To: SouthCoast [mailto:SouthCoast@tmr.qld.gov.au]
    From: Better Roads for Beechmont
    Sent: Wednesday, 13 September 2017
    Subject: Re: A message from the Department of Transport and Main Roads:
    Beechmont Road

    Dear Mr McReight,

    On behalf of the residents of Beechmont, the Better Roads for Beechmont committee (BR4B) would like to thank you for keeping the community up to date on the widening of Beechmont Road just north of Ingham Street. BR4B will place the concept design on the website and circulate the information through our networks and on the facebook page. We note that the works will be undertaken in the 2017/18 financial year and take about four months to complete. BR4B would be happy to assist TMR with planning to minimise the impacts of the construction process which will no doubt have impacts on motorists. BR4B can also assist with the provision of information to the community. Please continue to keep us informed.

    BR4B has workshopped the concept design amongst its members. BR4B is concerned that the widening of this section of Beechmont Road may result in a potential safety hazard where the road narrows to the north. The effect of the widening will increase traffic speed on the relatively straight downhill section. Just past Ingham St there is a slight S bend through some large trees and then a right angle turn which is notorious for vehicles straying over the centre line to the surprise of vehicles coming up the road (southbound). Unsuspecting motorists travelling downhill may lose control in such situations. As you would be aware BR4B has been lobbying for some time now to widen the entire section of Beechmont Road from Elimbah Court to Jardine Road. BR4B has also suggested that the bend referred to above is sufficiently wide enough for centre line marking.

    BR4B requests that consideration be given to further widening, or at least centre line marking of the section between Ingham Street and the first bend to the north as BR4B believes that this section will become a safety hazard as a direct result of the works.

    Regards

    Craig Perkins
    For BR4B

  2. Better Roads for Beechmont Post author

    From: SouthCoast [mailto:SouthCoast@tmr.qld.gov.au]
    Sent: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 12:06 PM
    To: Better Roads for Beechmont
    Subject: Response to your enquiry to the Department of Transport and Main Roads – Beechmont Road widening south of Ingham St

    Dear Mr Perkins

    Thank you for your email on behalf of Better Roads for Beechmont (BR4B) about the Safer Roads Sooner project on Beechmont Road between Ingham Street and Jardine Road. As you would be aware, construction of this project is now underway. The start date was accelerated due to availability of the construction crew and Energex resources required to raise a power pole within the work zone.

    While it is acknowledged that additional widening from Elimbah Court to Ingham Street would improve safety on Beechmont Road, the funding allocation is only sufficient for the current designed section of works.

    Feedback from BR4B about vehicles speeding up when travelling north is noted. The speed limit of 60 km/h will remain and all road users have a responsibility to drive to the road conditions. A ‘narrow road’ sign will be installed to warn drivers of the changing road conditions.

    Thank you for your enquiry on behalf of BR4B.

    Customer and Stakeholder Management Team
    for Warren McReight
    District Director, South Coast
    Department of Transport and Main Roads
    36-38 Cotton Street, Nerang Qld 4211
    PO Box 442 Nerang Qld 4211
    Telephone +61 7 5563 6600

    File ref: 450/01431

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