RACQ survey reveals Logan and Scenic Rim motorists want significant state controlled road funding

A TRANSPORT Priorities survey has revealed investment in the state controlled road network is the biggest priority for Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast motorists.

SURVEY: RACQ's survey revealed Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast residents want to see more investment in their local state controlled road network. Photo: Jacob Wilson

SURVEY: RACQ's survey revealed Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast residents want to see more investment in their local state controlled road network. Photo: Jacob Wilson

Queensland's peak motoring body, RACQ, surveyed more than 2000 people and asked how they would spend a hypothetical $100 million to improve their local transport network.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the survey results showed people would allocate almost half of the total budget upgrading the state controlled road network which includes roads like the Mount Lindesay Highway, Waterford Tamborine Road and the Pacific Motorway.

"Locals are in the best position to identify problems on their roads. When you put the power in their hands it becomes clear what they value most and where they want to see improvements, and they're clearly frustrated by its current state," she said.

"A whopping 90 per cent of people who responded to the survey believe the main roads in their region need upgrading due to the amount of traffic using them.

"The Pacific Motorway has again been called out, with 80 per cent of people calling for the delivery of vital upgrades. The recent commitments from the state and federal governments are welcome, but they're long overdue."

The survey also revealed residents would like to see about a quarter of the hypothetical $100 million spent on public transport.

Prior to the May 18 federal election, RACQ head of public policy Rebecca Michael called on the state and federal governments to fund road widening projects from Browns Plains to Jimboomba and put passenger rail from Salisbury to Beaudesert on the agenda.

Dr Michael said highway congestion has caused morning peak speeds to drop as low as 28km/h.

In the state government's 2019-2020 budget, $45.7 million was allocated to fund 60 per cent of the cost to widen the Mount Lindesay Highway to four lanes from Rosia Road to Stoney Camp Road and Camp Cable Road to Johanna Street.

The federal government has also promised to spend $30 million on the Mount Lindesay Highway, but it will have to be matched by the state.

This story Logan, Scenic Rim motorists call for significant state controlled road funding first appeared on Jimboomba Times.

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