Traffic signals are being installed at an Eastern Heights intersection to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians as part of a $1.8 million upgrade.
Work will start in coming weeks at the intersection of Salisbury Road and Briggs Road.
The intersection is a key entry/exit point to Limestone Park and thoroughfare for people travelling to nearby Briggs Road Sporting Complex and the Ipswich Cycle Park.
Dedicated, and signal controlled, right-hand turning lanes will be installed on both approaches along Salisbury Road to improve safety for motorists entering Limestone Park and Briggs Road.
Other improvements include new bicycle lanes, construction of footpaths and kerb ramps, allowance for u-turns on Salisbury Road, upgraded street lighting and changes to line marking.
The entry to Limestone Park will be slightly realigned to accommodate the intersection upgrade.
Ipswich City Council has asked motorists to remain patient while the works take place.
They are expected to be completed by Christmas, weather permitting, however access to Limestone Park will remain available during construction.
The intersection upgrade is a part of Ipswich City Council’s 10 year Transport Infrastructure Investment Plan outlined in the iGo City of Ipswich Transport Plan.
The iGo City of Ipswich Transport Plan is a strategic long-term plan which outlines council’s aspirations for advancing the city’s transport network.
Traffic signals will next be installed at the nearby intersection of Robertson Road and Grange Roads in 2020.