Dangerous Maryborough intersections under the spotlight

TWO dangerous Maryborough intersections will be made safer thanks to Queensland’s Black Spot Program.

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Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien, who also chairs the Black Spot Program in Queensland, said the intersection at Albert and Tooley streets and the intersection of Ann Street and Adelaide Lane would be upgraded.

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Mr O’Brien made the announcement on his Facebook page yesterday.

He said while the intersection at Albert and Tooley streets might look quiet, “Maryborough locals know when the shops are busy and there’s a match on at Eskdale Park, it can be a nightmare for traffic.”

According to the Department of Transport and Main Roads website, the Black Spot Program is a Federal Government funded minor capital works program that aims to improve the safety of national, state and local road networks through high-benefit cost-effective engineering countermeasures and safety treatments that target known and potentially high severity crash sites.

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Mr O’Brien said the Australian Government had listened to community feedback and would provide $401,000 for new road surfacing, a small diameter roundabout and approach islands to help make the Albert and Tooley streets intersection safer.

Some $108,500 will also go towards upgrading the Ann Street and Adelaide Lane intersection.

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“I’m chair of the Black Spot Program in Queensland, and as a former country cop, I know it’s local people who know the local spots that need an upgrade. We’ve provided $189.2-million through the Black Spot Program to fix problem roads in Queensland, based on community feedback about areas that have a history of crashes,” said Mr O’Brien.

You can find out more about the Black Spot Program and how to nominate a road, here.

Which Fraser Coast Roads do you think need to be made safer through the program? Let us know in the comments below.

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