100 Queensland roads named for speed limit review

Safety engineers will review 100 Queensland roads from next month to determine whether speed limits should be raised, lowered or kept consistent.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said this was the first major review that has been conducted since 1997 and was part of the Newman Government’s commitment to improve safety on our roads.
“The list has been narrowed down to 100 roads – 68 state-controlled and 32 local roads following more than 3300 submissions,” Mr Emerson said.
“On almost 70 roads the majority of responses called for an increase in speed limits.
“Expert safety engineers will now conduct inspections to determine what changes need to be made to improve safety and deliver on our commitment to revitalise front line services.
“The review identified roads all over Queensland including the Peak Downs Highway, Warrego Highway, Logan Motorway, Gateway Motorway, Pacific Motorway and a number of sections of the Bruce Highway.
“Roads were prioritised based on frequency of public nominations, crash data, local knowledge and recent maintenance and upgrades.”
Mr Emerson said each road will be reviewed in line with Queensland’s speed limit setting guidelines with consideration given to traffic, pedestrians and infrastructure.
“The review aims to simplify the speed limit setting process and apply consistent speed limits across Queensland,” he said.
The speed limit reviews will be completed by mid 2014 and the results will be published on the Transport and Main Roads website when available.
A list of the 100 roads to be reviewed and additional information about the review can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/speedlimitreview
 

List of roads for speed limit review

Road Name Section Geographic Area

SL Too Low %

SL Too High %

SL Too Many Changes %

Abbott Street Cairns Far North Queensland

0.0%

100.0%

50.0%

Aeroglen Drive Captain Cook Hwy to Cairns Western Arterial Rd. Include with Kamerunga Rd Far North Queensland

64.3%

7.1%

7.1%

Anzac Avenue Deception Bay Rd to Elizabeth Ave Greater Brisbane North

25.0%

25.0%

100.0%

Avalon Road Rochdale Rd to Mt Cotton Rd. Include Ford Rd Greater Brisbane South

66.7%

16.7%

0.0%

Beenleigh Redland Bay Road Pacific Mwy to Mount Cotton Rd Greater Brisbane South

100.0%

11.1%

22.2%

Bruce Highway Kolan River to Miriam Vale Central Queensland

58.3%

16.7%

45.8%

Bruce Highway Glenlee to The Caves Central Queensland

64.7%

11.8%

17.6%

Bruce Highway Gateway Mwy merge to Caboolture Greater Brisbane North

81.7%

5.6%

25.4%

Bruce Highway Bloomsbury to Proserpine Mackay/Whitsunday

100.0%

0.0%

11.1%

Bruce Highway Caloundra to Sunshine Mwy Sunshine Coast

84.9%

4.3%

30.1%

Bruce Highway Curra Wide Bay/Burnett

72.4%

6.9%

31.0%

Bruce Highway Tiaro Wide Bay/Burnett

60.9%

8.7%

43.5%

Burnett Heads Road Bargara Rd to Mittelheusers Rd (Alias Bundaberg Port Rd) Wide Bay/Burnett

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

Capricorn Highway Dingo to Emerald (excluding speed limits through towns) Central Queensland

81.8%

9.1%

9.1%

Capricorn Highway Alpha to Emerald (excluding speed limits through towns) Central Queensland

85.7%

0.0%

14.3%

Captain Cook Highway Machan’s Beach Rd to Poolwood Rd Far North Queensland

44.4%

22.2%

29.6%

Captain Cook Highway Wangetti Far North Queensland

57.7%

26.9%

7.7%

Carnarvon Highway Surat to St George (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

71.4%

14.3%

0.0%

Compton Road Beaudesert Rd to Logan Rd Brisbane

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Cooroy Noosa Road Sunrise Rd to McPauls Rd Sunshine Coast

4.0%

80.0%

12.0%

Creek Road Logan Rd to Old Cleveland Rd Brisbane

33.3%

0.0%

100.0%

Cunningham Highway Ipswich Mwy to Willowbank Brisbane

87.5%

0.0%

7.5%

D’aguilar Highway Moore to Blackbutt Scenic Rim

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

El Arish Mission Beach Road Bruce Hwy to Mission Beach Far North Queensland

0.0%

75.0%

0.0%

Elliott Heads Road Innes Park Rd to Elliott Heads Wide Bay/Burnett

40.0%

60.0%

0.0%

Forest Lake Boulevard Government Rd to Lochwood Ave Brisbane

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Francis Road Bray Park Greater Brisbane North

30.0%

50.0%

0.0%

Gateway Motorway Old Cleveland Rd to Nudgee Exit Brisbane

80.6%

2.9%

28.2%

Gateway Motorway Old Cleveland Rd to Pacific Mwy merge Brisbane

82.4%

2.7%

20.3%

Gateway Motorway Pacific Mwy to Logan Mwy Brisbane

86.6%

2.7%

19.5%

Gold Coast Highway Smith St to Hooker Bld Gold Coast

28.6%

42.9%

28.6%

Gooding Drive Pacific Mwy to Nerang-Broadbeach Rd Gold Coast

100.0%

14.3%

28.6%

Goodna Road Old Greenbank Rd to Logan City Boundary Greater Brisbane South

100.0%

0.0%

20.0%

Greensward Road Waterford-Tamborine Rd to Drysdale Ave Gold Coast

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Gympie Road Chermside to Carseldine Brisbane

78.3%

0.0%

30.4%

Gympie Road Carseldine to Bruce Hwy Brisbane

79.2%

0.0%

33.3%

Gympie Road Lutwyche to Chermside Brisbane

75.9%

3.4%

27.6%

Hawthorne Road Wynnum Rd to Lytton Rd Brisbane

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

Herston Road Kelvin Grove Rd to Bowen Bridge Rd Brisbane

71.4%

14.3%

57.1%

Highleigh Road Moller St to Crossland Rd. Include Norman St Far North Queensland

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

Ipswich Motorway Grenard Rd to Warrego Hwy Brisbane

93.7%

2.1%

12.5%

Ipswich Road Story Bridge to Ipswich Mwy. Include Main St Brisbane

80.0%

0.0%

20.0%

Junction Road Mt Crosby Rd to Arthur Sommerville Rd Ipswich

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Kennedy Highway Kuranda to Speewah Far North Queensland

66.7%

0.0%

33.3%

Kessels Road Logan Rd to Ipswich Rd. Include Granard Rd & Riawena Rd Brisbane

68.7%

0.0%

56.2%

Kingston Road Logan Mwy to Boundary St. Include Logan River Rd & Kingston Rd Logan

66.7%

16.7%

16.7%

Leichhardt Highway Gore Hwy to Moonie (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

83.3%

0.0%

16.7%

Leichhardt Highway Taroom to Miles (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

75.0%

12.5%

0.0%

Logan Motorway Ipswich Mwy to Pacific Mwy Greater Brisbane South

90.3%

3.1%

15.4%

Lutwyche Road Windsor to Lutwyche Brisbane

78.6%

0.0%

21.4%

Maleny Kenilworth Road Aherns Rd to Jager Dr (excluding speed limits through Maleny) Sunshine Coast

0.0%

66.7%

33.3%

Manly Road Wynnum Rd to Greencamp Rd Brisbane

85.7%

14.3%

35.7%

Marine Parade Bayview St to Gold Coast Hwy Gold Coast

0.0%

76.9%

15.4%

Maroochydore Road Bruce Hwy to Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

84.5%

4.1%

33.0%

Maryborough Hervey Bay Road Booral Rd to Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd Wide Bay/Burnett

0.0%

73.3%

13.3%

Moonie Highway Moonie to Dalby (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

88.9%

0.0%

11.1%

Mossman Daintree Road Rocky Point to Wonga Far North Queensland

20.0%

46.7%

13.3%

Mount Cotton Road Old Cleveland Rd to Broadwater Rd Greater Brisbane South

80.0%

20.0%

20.0%

Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road Logan Rd to Broadwater Rd Brisbane

44.4%

0.0%

44.4%

Mount Lindesay Highway Browns Plains (Logan Mwy) to Park Ridge (Grainger Rd) Greater Brisbane South

81.2%

9.4%

37.5%

Mount Lindesay Highway North of Jimboomba to Beaudesert Greater Brisbane South

60.0%

15.0%

45.0%

Mount Nebo Road The Gap to Mount Glorious Greater Brisbane North

50.0%

37.5%

37.5%

Mount Samson Road Samford Village to Dayboro Greater Brisbane North

5.3%

84.2%

36.8%

Mudgeeraba Road Mudgeeraba Gold Coast

92.8%

2.0%

15.8%

Narangba Road Anzac Ave to Narangba Greater Brisbane North

57.1%

14.3%

28.6%

Nathan Street Townsville Ring Rd to Woolcock St North Queensland

33.3%

33.3%

0.0%

Ney Road Redland Bay Rd to Sheldon Greater Brisbane South

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Nicklin Way Caloundra to Currimundi Sunshine Coast

16.7%

50.0%

50.0%

Old Cleveland Road Jones Rd, Carina to Gateway Mwy Brisbane

83.6%

3.0%

20.9%

Olsen Avenue Smith St to Southport-Nerang Rd Gold Coast

37.5%

0.0%

87.5%

Oxley Drive Broadwater Ave to Brisbane Rd Gold Coast

48.1%

22.2%

33.3%

Pacific Motorway Tarragindi to Gateway Mwy Brisbane

89.6%

3.0%

18.7%

Pacific Motorway Riverside Expwy to Tarragindi Brisbane

89.6%

3.0%

17.9%

Pacific Motorway Gateway Mwy to Logan Mwy Logan

90.5%

3.5%

14.5%

Padstow Road Logan Rd to Mains Rd. Include McCulloch St Brisbane

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Payne Road Waterworks Rd to Illowra St Brisbane

100.0%

0.0%

14.3%

Peak Downs Highway Bruce Hwy to Walkerston Mackay/Whitsunday

18.2%

27.3%

72.7%

Pelican Waters Boulevard Pelican Waters Sunshine Coast

0.0%

42.9%

14.3%

Pialba Burrum Heads Road Craignish to Hervey Bay Rd Wide Bay/Burnett

7.7%

88.5%

7.7%

Pomona Kin Kin Road Williams Rd – Upper Pinbarrin Rd Sunshine Coast

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

Reedy Creek Road Gold Coast Hwy to Pacific Mwy. Include West Burleigh Rd Gold Coast

84.7%

8.4%

22.1%

River Terrace Main St to Vulture St. Include Leopard St Brisbane

16.7%

83.3%

0.0%

Ross River Road Nathan St to Thuringowa Dr North Queensland

88.9%

11.1%

0.0%

Samford Road England Rd to Main St Greater Brisbane North

87.5%

12.5%

6.3%

Scenic Highway Emu Park to Yeppoon Central Queensland

71.4%

14.3%

14.3%

Sheridan Street Cairns Far North Queensland

65.2%

8.7%

13.0%

Smith Street Kumbara Ave to Gold Coast Hwy Gold Coast

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Steve Irwin Way Railway St to Bruce Hwy (Northern section) Sunshine Coast

57.1%

9.5%

47.6%

Stewart Road Currumbin Waters Gold Coast

100.0%

0.0%

81.5%

Tully Mission Beach Road Bruce Hwy to South Mission Beach Rd Far North Queensland

37.5%

50.0%

0.0%

Warrego Highway Kingsthorpe-Haden Rd to Jondaryan (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

73.5%

2.9%

32.4%

Warrego Highway Macalister to Chinchilla (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

77.5%

7.5%

22.5%

Warrego Highway Jackson to Roma (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

73.6%

13.2%

20.8%

Warrego Highway Roma to Morven (excluding speed limits through towns) Downs South West

78.6%

11.9%

16.7%

Warrego Highway Gatton to Helidon Downs South West

82.4%

2.9%

38.2%

Waterworks Road Enoggera Rd to Settlement Rd Brisbane

62.5%

12.5%

37.5%

Wellington Street Shore St West to South St. Include Panorama Drive & Boundary Road Greater Brisbane South

33.3%

0.0%

66.7%

Wynnum Road Junction Rd to Manly Rd Brisbane

58.8%

11.8%

58.8%

Yeppoon Road Neils Rd to Appleton Dr Central Queensland

85.7%

14.3%

42.9%

Yorkeys Knob Road Captain Cook Hwy to Yorkeys Knob include Varley St Far North Queensland

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%