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A revamped intersection, including new traffic lights, is on the way to a hinterland junction that has been the scene of multiple crashes.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has finalised the design to upgrade the crossroads of Steve Irwin Way and Caloundra Street at Landsborough.

This project aims to provide safer and more direct access to Landsborough for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians approaching from Steve Irwin Way, as well as improved access to Forestry Road.

The $11.6 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.

The construction tender will be announced in the coming weeks, with the start date for the works to be confirmed after the contract is awarded.

TMR will provide more information to key stakeholders before construction begins.

The planned works for traffic lights along Steve Irwin Way.

Transport and Main Roads North Coast Region deputy regional director Justin Valks said the works should make a significant difference.

“The Steve Irwin Way, Caloundra Street and Forestry Road intersection has a trend of crashes involving motorists trying to seek gaps in the traffic to turn into or exit from the side roads,” he said.

“Signalising the intersection will improve safety by controlling right-turn movements for motorists and prioritising heavy traffic during morning and afternoon peaks.

“Pedestrian safety will also be improved with signalised crossings provided as part of the upgrade.

“This upgrade will improve road conditions to benefit motorists, freight vehicles, bike riders and pedestrians.”

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