A KEY Hervey Bay intersection will go under the spotlight at today’s Council meeting at Maryborough City Hall.
Fraser Coast Division 9 Councillor David Lee gave notice of the motion to reduce the speed limit along Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road approaching Chapel Road in Nikenbah.
The speed limit through the area is currently 100km/hr.
Details around the motion included in the agenda for today’s meeting suggest a push for the speed limit through the identified stretch to be reduced to 70km/hr.
The motion put forward by Cr Lee is for Council to write to the Department of Transport and Main Roads requesting that “consideration be given to urgently reducing the speed limit.”
The Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road is a State Government Road managed by the department.
Cr Lee described the intersection as dangerous, saying there was a “foreseeable risk of a fatal collision at this intersection unless the speed limit is reduced to 70km/hr.”
“Recently street lighting, which I understand was funded by the Federal Government, was installed at the intersection to improve visibility,” the motion read.
We want to hear from you if you use the intersection at Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road and Chapel Road in Nikenbah on a regular basis.
Do you think there is a need to reduce the speed limit at the intersection? Let us know in the comments section below.
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