Counting cars part of Harvey Rd review

COUNTING cars - that's the name of the game as a review of a major Gladstone road gets underway.

Traffic counting along Gladstone's Harvey Rd, between the Dawson Hwy and Kirkwood Rd, starts next week.

Gladstone Regional Council contractors will count vehicles along the full length of the road on Monday and Tuesday as part of the $60,000 review.

City residents yesterday said the project was timely.

The count will focus on the Carinya Rd intersection and interaction with Harvey Road Tavern, Dan Murphy's, sports fields parking access and Clinton State School, mayor Gail Sellers said on the Facebook site yesterday.

"Certainly needs to be done," Kathryn Stait Webb wrote on Facebook in response to the announcement.

Cheryl Hopkins said work was needed on a nearby school crossing.

"Something needs to be done about the school section," she said.

"The fences near the crossing are more dangerous than not having them and even though it is a crossing people should not just step out and expect traffic to come a grinding halt. People are concealed by these fences and especially in low light times.

"Two things needing to be addressed - the fences (and) courtesy by pedestrians and traffic and also learning what stop and giveaway signs mean."

Georgina Long said the crossing at Harvey Road Tavern needed work.

"The crossing out the front of the tavern needs to be taken away doing 60 and then a hidden crossing is very dangerous, also lights near the tavern would help - Saturday trade is a killer," she said.

Traffic data will be collected as of the road safety audit and traffic management strategy that supports the council's Traffic Environment Advisory Committee recommendations, she said.



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