Work to start on busy intersection

By GLEN PORTEOUS

WORK will start soon on the notorious Hanson Road and Yarroon Street intersection.

In June last year there was a fatal accident at the very busy intersection and now finally a permanent solution is being put in place.Dealer principal of Anderson's Auto City Les Anderson was pleased something was finally being done about it.

"Its fantastic, it will make the intersection safer and save an accident from happening,'' Mr Anderson said.

One of the current temporary solutions in place is sandbags to try to deter any wayward drivers from flaunting the law.

"Until they put in the proper kerbing, people were still disobeying the road rules by going straight through or turning right at the intersection,'' Mr Anderson said.

However plans are in place to correct the intersection with traffic islands.

Gladstone City Council manager for planning and design, Ross Paroz, said work would be started soon.

"Work by the council construction team will be starting shortly and weather permitting will only take several weeks,'' Mr Paroz said.

A Department of Main Roads spokesperson said traffic islands would be the best option.

Any more traffic lights in that area would be detrimental to the flow of local traffic.

During a trial period of not allowing for right hand turns at the intersection there were no recorded accidents, prompting the decision to have traffic islands installed.



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