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Safety improvement on Deagon Deviation northern section

04 May 2018

Safety improvement works on the northern section of the Deagon Deviation will start in May with a $600,000 guardrail upgrade.

Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, said the works would be on the northern section of the Deagon Deviation, between Bracken Ridge Road on-ramp Bracken Ridge and the Houghton Highway Bridge, Brighton.

“When it comes to our roads, safety is the number one priority of the Queensland Government and I am pleased that, on Road Safety Week, we have announced this busy arterial road will be made safer for all users,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“About 40,000 vehicles travel the northern section of the Deagon Deviation each day.

“Works will include upgrading guardrails and installing new ones.”

Work is expected to start in mid-May to be completed by late September, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Night works will be carried out Monday to Thursday, between 7pm and 5am.

Mr Hinchliffe said this project was funded by the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner Program, which aims to implement high-benefit, cost-effective solutions to improve safety across our road network.

“The northern section of the Deagon Deviation is a major link, connecting motorists between Brighton and the Redcliffe peninsula via the Houghton Highway Bridge,” he said.

“I would like to thank motorists and our local community for their patience during these works.”

For up-to-date information on road closures and traffic conditions for this project and across Queensland, visit www.131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40.