Plan tackles traffic congestion at problem intersections
GLADSTONE Regional Council has adopted an action plan to reduce traffic pressures at 16 intersections across the city.
Engineering Services portfolio spokesman Rick Hansen said the intersections had been identified as experiencing traffic congestion or as areas expected to have capacity issues within the next decade.
Intersection counts have been undertaken by the council since 2004 to help determine the capacity of the region's road network.
"About 50 intersections are surveyed annually with data collated for council by external consultants," Cr Hansen said.
Council officers have modelled an action plan, with design and investigation of works prioritised to reduce traffic congestion at identified intersections.
"Some of the identified intersections presently have interim works occurring or have had concept plans formulated towards future upgrades," Cr Hansen said.
He said the intersection action plan would be reviewed annually and any intersection alterations would be subject to council consideration and funding allocation.
"The action plan encourages ways to reduce the impacts of the substantial increase in traffic volumes being recorded on the region's road network, which impact heavily on existing road infrastructure," Cr Hansen said.
The identified intersections are:
- Derby St - Coon St (Lyons St intersection)
- Glenlyon St - Derby St - Breslin St
- Breslin St - Boles St
- Palm Dr - Blain Dr
- Glenlyon St - Tank St
- J Hickey Ave - Chapman Dr
- Coon St - Toolooa St
- Auckland St - Tank St
- Penda Av - Shaw St
- Goondoon St - Tank St
- Toolooa St - Derby St
- Glenlyon Rd - Rifle Range Rd
- Ballantine St - Aerodrome Rd
- Latrobe St - Waratah Cres
- Glenlyon St - Herbert St
- Toolooa St - Young St