Warwick blackspot to be upgraded
AFTER 13 reported accidents in four years the Albion and Percy streets intersection will be upgraded to improve safety on Warwick roads.
Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Warwick Station is situated near the black spot and paramedic Troy Haley who has been called to a number of accidents at the site said the improvement was a great idea.
“It will contribute to decreasing the number of accidents and reduce the risk,” Mr Haley said.
Transport and Main Roads Regional Director Tony Platz said the blackspot-funded works would improve safety for all road users accessing the intersection.
The works will cost $150,000 and will involve replacing the concrete island in Albion Street with a turning lane for vehicles turning east into Percy Street, relocating street lighting, installing concrete islands for pedestrians and improving line-marking for motorists entering the intersection.
Mr Platz said traffic controllers would be on site to direct traffic safely through the site and ensure continued access to local businesses while works are completed.
“Motorists may experience lane changes and delays of up to ten minutes while these important safety works are completed,” he said.
“I would like to remind motorists to drive with caution through the intersection to ensure the safety of themselves, other motorists and roadworkers.”
Starting at 6am Monday the works are expected to take two to three weeks to complete.