Kin Kora roundabout, Dawson Hwy and Phillip Street, Kin Kora.
Kin Kora roundabout, Dawson Hwy and Phillip Street, Kin Kora. Jen Tybell

Kin Kora roundabout voted city's worst intersection

KIN Kora roundabout is the worst intersection in Gladstone, according to a survey of Gladstone residents.

Roundabouts in Gladstone are chaotic, and drivers need to slow down and obey road rules, according to those interviewed.

"We've definitely got traffic issues," said Kym Forrest. "Around the Kin Kora roundabout is worst."

The good news is the Kin Kora roundabout is set for an upgrade over the coming years, with plans for lights and turning lanes by March 2016.

The intersection of Tank St and Glenlyon Rd was also high on the list of trouble spots for Gladstone drivers, who said a number of crashes had taken place at the site.

"There needs to be turning arrows at those lights," said Jenny McLeod.

One pedestrian highlighted the intersection of Hanson Rd and Roseberry St, where McDonald's fast food outlet is located, as a difficult intersection to navigate safely.

"If you're a pedestrian you've got no safe way of crossing," said Kerry Noye.

Community members were balanced in their views on how to deal with congestion.

Some said it was up to drivers to be more patient, slow down, and indicate properly when exiting a roundabout or turning.

Others said changing road infrastructure was a waste of time, because the population was expected to decrease significantly in coming years with the wind-down of LNG plant construction on Curtis Island.

Grab a copy of Wednesday's Observer to read the opinions and see photos of the 40 residents interviewed, and see if there's anyone you know. Then on Saturday, don't miss our special investigation into the city's most dangerous intersections.



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