A win for members at Calamvale
The State’s peak motoring body has scored a win for its members by increasing the time motorists can turn right from Beaudesert Road onto Compton Road at Calamvale in Brisbane.
Member Greg contacted RACQ following concerns about the number of vehicles frequently stuck at traffic lights and being forced to wait long periods of time before you could turn right.
Working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, RACQ was able to secure a minimum of eight extra seconds for drivers turning right during Saturday peak times*, alleviating pressure at the congestion hot spot.
RACQ’s Principal Traffic and Safety Engineer Gregory Miszkowycz said drivers would benefit from reduced delays, improved safety and better traffic flow.
“On a typical Saturday, people wanting to turn right onto Compton Road from Beaudesert Road will sometimes queue for hundreds of metres,” Mr Miszkowycz said.
“The flow of vehicles southbound on Beaudesert Road is far lower than traffic heading northbound, so it made sense to investigate if improvements could be made.
“The changes have been able to gain at least 20 percent extra capacity turning right in every 150 second traffic signal cycle.
“We’re always happy to advocate on behalf of our members and we encourage people to get in touch and tell us if other similar improvements could be made.”
*Saturday, between 7:45am and 6pm.