RACQ calls for delivery of upgrade to bayside bottleneck

The State’s peak motoring body has called for the early delivery of upgrades to a notorious choke point south of Brisbane.

The Courier Mail reported the State Government had announced it would widen Cleveland-Redland Bay Road to four lanes but did not give a date for the works to be completed.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the Club welcomed upgrades to the stretch of road, which was regularly congested and had been a source of frustration for drivers for decades.

“We continually see Cleveland-Redland Bay Road appear in our monthly travel speed reports as one of the slower weekday corridors, with congestion in both the mornings and afternoons,” Dr Michael said. 

“Southbound from Boundary Road to German Church Road also currently has one of the higher congestion costs per kilometre across the Department of Transport and Main Roads surveyed road network.

“Locals have been waiting 20 years to have this stretch of road upgraded, and we need to act now to ensure congestion doesn’t get worse.”

Dr Michael said Redlands was growing and required good transport planning to accommodate future growth for moving people and goods.

“Cleveland-Redland Bay Road is a strategic corridor in Redlands and will only be put under more pressure as population continues to grow,” she said.

“We support early planning and delivery of upgrades along it, including traffic signals at Anita Street and further works to duplicate and upgrade intersections along the entire corridor to improve safety, productivity and efficiency.”