Bundaberg Regional Council is undertaking work to the Avoca Street/Duffy Street intersection to provide safety upgrades for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists using the area.
Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said the intersection was investigated due to the high number of crashes which have occurred within a five-year period.
“As such, the intersection met the criteria for the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program,” he said.
“In the coming weeks, Council will create a safer intersection by improving signage and line marking and painting a chevron median on the Duffy Street northern intersection approach.
“A raised crossing on the Duffy Street southern intersection approach will also be constructed, providing a link between the existing footpaths which will give priority to pedestrians and cyclists.”
Cr Trevor said the work, along with pavement widening and a new concrete footpath connecting the bus stops on Duffy Street and Avoca Street, would greatly improve safety in the area.
“These works will increase both awareness of the intersection itself and the presence of other road users, such as cyclists, reducing the likelihood of a crash occurring,” he said.
“A raised priority crossing will improve safety by increasing visibility of pedestrians and cyclists to drivers and reduce vehicle speeds at the crossing point.”
Work has commenced and will be undertaken weekdays, during the hours of 6 am and 5 pm.
Weather permitting, the upgrade will be completed within four weeks.
During the intersection works sections of the road will be subject to traffic management measures and will have the appropriate signage to guide motorists.
The Site Supervisor will liaise with directly affected residents to facilitate property access during the upgrade work.
Bundaberg Regional Council is aware of the inconvenience the work may cause and thanks residents and road users in advance for their patience and co-operation.
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