4 April 2023
Southern Downs Regional Council is seeking community feedback on the preliminary plan to address safety issues at a notorious black spot on the intersection of Willi Street and Glen Road, Warwick.
Community members have expressed concerns that although road line-marking and signage indicates that traffic travelling south-east on Willi Street is required to give way to traffic travelling east along Glen Road, there is the possibility of confusion due to the Y-shaped intersection.
Council has received funding through the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program to improve safety at the intersection by diverting traffic through Tooth Street.
Council’s Director Infrastructure Services Gary Murphy said that Council has a comprehensive program of road works and the Black Spot Program is a vital component to ensure the most hazardous roads are targeted for improvement without expense to the ratepayer.
“Council is dedicated to addressing dangerous roads and intersections as part of its ongoing commitment to road safety and improving the liveability of the region,” Mr Murphy said.
“Every year, Council targets dangerous black spots for upgrades to improve road safety and the community has expressed its concerns about the impaired visibility at Willi Street and Glen Road intersection.
“With black spot funding secured, Council is now seeking feedback from the community on the proposed plan to change the road conditions to create a cul-de-sac at the Glen Road end of Willi Street and make the area safe for all road users.
“Upgrades of identified black spots on the Southern Downs also creates jobs for locals through construction and industry contracts and Council is all about the means to support our community and regional economy.”
Black Spot projects that meet the Government’s funding criteria include safety works such as improving sight distances, improving curves, removing road side hazards, increasing safety at intersections and providing protection to pedestrians.
The Australian Government’s Black Spot Program is funded through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and is administered through the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The community is invited to provide feedback before 5pm on Friday 28 April 2023 through the form on Council’s website at https://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/living-here/have-your-say.
Last edited date 05 Apr 2023