A solution to congestion on South Pine Road at Everton Park is a step closer with tenders sought to build the $26 million Everton Park Link Road.
Minister Bailey said works were expected to start on the project early next year.
“We committed to building this road,” Mr Bailey said.
“With works well underway on safety improvements to South Pine Road at Halle Street, we’re taking the next step towards building a new link road that will get people home sooner and safer.
“We’ve taken on board feedback from residents and local businesses to make sure we can maximise the benefit of this new road.”
The completed design includes new access to the homemaker centre, active transport options with connections to the Kedron Brook Bikeway and new pedestrian facilities.
It will also ban right turns from South Pine Road into Stafford Road during morning peak hours, providing extra ‘green time’ for other movements at the intersection.
The project is stage one of a two-stage plan to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Stafford and South Pine Road.