Tonkin Highway and Morley Drive Intersection Upgrade

In October 2012 we completed a major upgrade of the busy Tonkin Highway and Morley Drive intersection.

Funded through the State Government's 2011-2012 Black Spot Program, the aim of this $2.95m project was to:

  • Reduce the number of rear end crashes;
  • Improve safety; and
  • Improve the turning angles for heavy vehicles and trucks.

It involved reconfiguring all approaches to the intersection and the general layout of the road network, including:

  • Modifications along Morley Drive eastbound to improve the road alignment through the intersection;
  • Modifications to all turning lanes to improve approach angles under 'give way' control;
  • Modifications to the four splitter islands on Tonkin Highway and Morley Drive;
  • Modifications to the median islands on Morley Drive westbound and eastbound to improve channelization through the intersections; and
  • Resurfacing.

New overhead mast arm traffic signals were installed on Morley Drive and Tonkin Highway to improve visibility for motorists and street lighting has been upgraded.

Pedestrian safety was significantly enhanced with the installation of new visual displays and audible push buttons on the northern and eastern crossing points.

All pedestrian ramps and gaps were upgraded to current access and mobility standards. The project also made provision for a possible future two-metre cycle lane on both carriageways of Tonkin Highway.

 

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Modified: 22 Feb 2018