Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Steve Jones today announced funding of $585, 000 to fix a significant dangerous road black spot in Lower Tenthill and Gatton.
The approved projects are:
- $425, 000 to improve the intersection alignment and signage and install street lighting at the intersection of Tenthill Creek Road, Ingoldsby Road and Kreskes Road at Lower Tenthill.
- $160, 000 to improve intersection visibility, ban parking near intersection and construct indented parking bays and install pedestrian refuge and additional street lighting at the intersection of Old College Road and Allan street in Gatton.
Scott Buchholz, Federal Member for Wright said the projects are important for the local community who have voiced concerns on the safety of these two dangerous intersections.
“In my regular correspondence with residents from the Lockyer Valley these intersections have frequently come up as a major concern for locals, many of whom must pass through them daily on their commute to work or school”,
“I am very happy that an upgrade is being made in the interest of safety for the local motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. My hope is that this will save lives and reduce road trauma, which we have seen too often around the area” said Mr Buchholz.
Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said he was pleased his Council had been able to partner directly with the Federal Government to have these two dangerous intersections in the Lockyer Valley made safer in the future.
“Both of these intersections have seen serious traffic accidents in the past and I’m very pleased we have been able to work with Member for Wright Scott Buchholz to secure this funding to have these intersections made safer”,
“Without this funding Council would not have been in a position to fix the problem so I thank Scott for his help in securing the money,” Mayor Jones said.
This project was recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015-16).
However, Mr Buchholz was quick to point out that the Black Spot Programme relies on community recommendations for project consideration.