New traffic lights confuse drivers

By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au

GLADSTONE'S newest set of traffic lights seems to be causing some problems among drivers before they even start operating.

There was a collision between a motorcycle and vehicle earlier in the week on the corner of Glenlyon Road and William Street where the lights are situated.

Yesterday Gladstone police Senior Sergeant Leigh Burt dismissed any suggestion that there was anything wrong with the intersection.

'There have been some concerns raised regarding the changed traffic conditions at the intersection,' Snr Sgt Burt said.

'There has even recently been a traffic incident in that area, and some people are concerned recent changes to the intersection have created a dangerous situation.

'Myself and other police today made an inspection of the area and have failed to identify any dangerous areas. 'The area is open and sealed. It is well lit of a night and is clearly sign posted with a left turn only sign and arrow.

'That sign clearly indicates that you can only turn left at that intersection from William Street onto Glenlyon Road.'

Snr Sgt Burt said a recent collision was the the result of human error and not the fault of the intersection.

'Police have suggested to Main Roads that the extending of the raised cement median strip in Glenlyon Road so as to make it physically impossible to turn right from William Street should further assist drivers even further in using the intersection lawfully and safely.'



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