Centenary Highway Receives $893K Centre Line Treatment

In hopes of boosting motorist safety on Centenary Highway,  the Department of Transport and Main Roads installed wide centre lines between Yamanto and Springfield Central.

The $893,000 project will lay out an additional separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions, and also aims to reduce the potential for head-on crashes.

Works included installing wide centre line treatments with audio tactile lines and removing redundant line marking and installing new signs.

Centenary Highway, as one of the major junctions of the Centenary Motorway, serves more than 10,500 motorists per day. The latest RACQ’s Red Spot Congestion Survey named Centenary Motorway as the second most congested roads in Queensland.

In March 2019, a crash between a bus and seven vehicles caused traffic chaos on the highway. There were five reported physical injuries in the incident, with the two patients having sustained neck and back injuries.

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard believes the new treatment will help save lives and reduce the trauma caused by crashes.

Ms Howard said these important works stretched along 15 kilometres, between the Cunningham Highway interchange in Yamanto, and Augusta Parkway Interchange in Springfield Central.

The works are part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.92 billion, four-year road safety infrastructure program.

The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2018-19 to 2021-22 (QTRIP) details the current transport and road infrastructure projects that the Queensland Government plans to deliver over the next four years to meet the needs of the rapidly growing state.