Safety at key intersections to be improved

SAFETY at a key Gladstone intersection will be improved.

Two parking bays on the southern side of Auckland St will be removed to improve the view for motorists turning right into Auckland St from Bramston St.

Gladstone Regional Council will gather and analyse traffic and speed data on Auckland St for 12 months to determine if removal of a further parking bay is required.

The council this week backed three Traffic Environment Advisory Committee recommendations, including a change to improve safety at a central Gladstone intersection.

Council Engineering Services portfolio spokesman Rick Hansen said safety related to heavy traffic in another busy Gladstone area was also addressed with the adoption of a concept plan submitted by the committee.

The plan contained preferred entry and exit points for heavy and light vehicles on the northern side of the Dawson Hwy between Aerodrome Rd and Penda Ave.

"This intersection was identified by TEAC as requiring improvements for safety and council considered the removal of two of the parking bays as the most viable option," Cr Hansen said.

He said the Auckland St plan would not impact parking in the area.

"Motorists will benefit from a clear line of vision of approaching traffic without greatly reducing available car parking spaces."

Council also approved a recommendation to install a rural bus set-down area on the western side of the road reserve on Josefski Rd, Agnes Water.



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