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Program work improves safety to Bundaberg streets

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Improvements to Branyan and Woongarra Streets are currently underway as part of the Black Spot Program focusing on road safety.

Improvements to Branyan and Woongarra Streets are well underway and once complete, will provide pedestrians with safer access to the roads and surrounding areas.

Funded by the Black Spot Program, the work is currently being undertaken by Bundaberg Regional Council.

“The benefit of the project includes safety improvements for pedestrians through the construction of medians and kerb bulb-outs to reduce crossing distances,” Council's Civil Works District Engineer Timothy Hurn said.

“There will also be an improvement to line marking made in the area and new lighting will be put in place in the coming months.”

Safety improvements part of program focus

Timothy said work commenced in early February 2020 with the majority of the project scheduled for completion by the end of March 2020.

He said the specific areas of Branyan and Woongarra Streets were targeted for work due to a history of crashes recorded in the area with improvements to safety the main priority.

“This project will increase visual cues to alert road users of the intersection, decreasing the risk of inattention and failing to give way incidences,” Timothy said.

“The project will also restrict vehicle parking in the proximity of the intersection to maintain clear lines of sight.”

The Black Spot Safety Program is funded by the Federal Government.

The program makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Action Plan 2018–2020.

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