Beenleigh Road and Nursery Avenue black spot project - Runcorn
Council has completed works at the Beenleigh Road and Nursery Avenue intersection in Runcorn to improve safety for all road users as part of the 2019-20 Australian Government's Black Spot Program.
|Address||Beenleigh Road and Nursery Avenue, Runcorn|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety|
|Latest update||Construction completed|
About the project
The intersection has experienced relatively high crash rates, with eight reported crashes at the intersection between January 2013 and December 2018. The crashes resulted in one fatality, two hospitalisations and five incidents requiring medical treatment. The majority of these accidents resulted from right-turn movements from Nursery Avenue into Beenleigh Road.
The Black Spot Program is part of the Australian Government's commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads. The program aims to improve road safety by implementing upgrade measures such as roundabouts and traffic signals appropriate to each black spot location.
The project involved:
- signalising the intersection of Beenleigh Road and Nursery Avenue including pedestrian facilities
- providing a dedicating right-turn signal into Nursery Avenue from Beenleigh Road for eastbound traffic
- providing a dedicated left-turn lane into Nursery Avenue from Beenleigh Road for westbound traffic
- converting the eastern end of the Beenleigh Road service road into a cul-de-sac
- installing new access point in and out of the service road on Beenleigh Road
- permitting a U-turn movement at the existing signalised intersection of Beenleigh road and Bonemill Road
- providing new on-road cycle lanes on Beenleigh Road through the intersection
- installing new pedestrian paths
- tree removal and landscaping.
View the project documents in your preferred format:
- Beenleigh Road and Nursery Avenue black spot project plan (PDF - 1.9Mb)
- Beenleigh Road and Nursery Avenue black spot project plan (Word - 1.3Mb).
Beenleigh Road service road access changes
To accommodate the signalisation of the intersection and ensure the safety of all road users, the eastern end of the Beenleigh Road service road was converted into a cul-de-sac. A new access point, mid-way between Nursery Avenue and Datura Street, has been constructed as part of the project. In addition, a new U-turn movement is permitted at the existing signalised intersection of Beenleigh Road and Bonemill Road. This will provide local access in and out of the service road to Beenleigh Road in both directions.
Construction started in mid-November 2019 and was completed in late April 2020.
To facilitate the upgrade, Council removed 23 street trees including vegetation from the verge between Beenleigh Road and the service road, as well as the eastern corner of the Nursery Avenue and Beenleigh Road intersection. To offset vegetation removal, Council is planting 66 trees (45 litre equivalent) in the project vicinity and local area, in accordance with Council's policies and relevant legislative requirements.
If you would like more information about this project, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Beenleigh Road and Nursery Avenue black spot project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.