The Queensland State Government have released their preferred design for the Petrie Roundabout Upgrade
As well as releasing the preferred design, Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are now asking for public comment on the preferred design.
As covered by our previous article about the Petrie Roundabout upgrade, resumptions of land were likely. The newer, preferred design goes a little further and confirms the requirement to resume the shops on the Eastern side of the roundabout, some of which have been occupied by the same tenants for many decades. We have no idea if any agreement has been reached by the property owners at this stage.
The preferred design differs from the original concept design released earlier this year by incorporating a signalised U-turn lane where Gympie Road intersects with Anzac Avenue and Dayboro Road so vehicles can access Mill St. It also adds cycle lanes with a specific area for them to turn right from Anzac Avenue to Dayboro Road.
Also, there are some improvements to pedestrian safety, though the current refuge island used by people crossing Dayboro Road will be removed.
We assumed from the concept design that there would be a congestion busting indented bus bay being added near the front of the Petrie School of Arts, and this new preferred design makes a point of this.
Aside from the unfortunate resumption of the shops on the Eastern side of the roundabout, this seems like it should work well. Remember that this is not the total fix for removing peak hour congestion from this intersection. Only once other bypasses are built to the East and West, will we see traffic move freely here during peak hour.
If you wish to provide feedback to the State Government, you have until Friday 16 November 2018 to do so. Feedback can be provided using the details available at the following URL: