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Black Spot Program targets busy intersection

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The Black Spot Program is targeting the intersection at Burrum and Boreham Streets.

The intersection of Boreham and Burrum Streets in Bundaberg West is undergoing construction to boost road safety in the area.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said the work was part of the Federal Government's Black Spot Program.

“The program  supports upgrades to locations that have significant crash history by funding road improvements,” he said.

“As part of this program, Council was successful in securing funding to provide treatments to the Boreham and Burrum Streets intersection to reduce the risk of further crashes in the area.”

Cr Trevor said intersection works were now underway and would be completed in seven weeks, weather permitting.

“These works will include off road active transport infrastructure connecting to the Burrum Street pathway towards the Friendlies Hospital and Boreham Street towards Bundaberg State High School,” he said.

“There will also be a pedestrian bridge constructed over Saltwater Creek and increased traffic lane widths across the culvert int he area.”

Cr Trevor said a pedestrian refuge with lighting across Burrum Street would also be installed as well as refreshed road surfacing , line marking and signage.

“These works will provide many benefits to road users including increased awareness of the intersection, better visibility for drivers and increased safety for pedestrians,” he said.

“Bundaberg Regional Council is aware of the inconvenience construction work causes and thanks residents and road users in advance for their patience and co-operation.”

During construction, the road will be subject to traffic management measures and will have the appropriate signage to guide motorists through or around the site.

The Black Spot Safety Works are funded through the Federal Government's Black Spot Program.

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  1. The intersection between Avondale Road and Rosedale Road needs desperate work (at the Avondale tavern). This is one of the most dangerous intersections in Australia in my mind due to the huge blind dip in the road. The whole road needs raising (this would also prevent flooding) and the bend needs straightening from the other direction. Lethal.

  2. It would be very considerate if council could let everyone know the approximate duration of the closure when they close off a busy link in the road network.

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