Eco-friendly traffic light
TRAFFIC lights at the corner of Wood and Wallace streets will soon be a different breed of green, with the intersection lined up for an environmentally friendly make-over.
Main Roads said the lights would receive an electrical upgrade later this month, to make them more reliable and energy efficient.
Main Roads minister Craig Wallace said the electrical upgrade would increase the reliability and visibility of the traffic signals.
“The upgrade will include the rewiring of the intersection and installing energy efficient LED traffic lights as well as new fittings including signal poles, electrical pits and footings to improve the reliability of this traffic system,” Mr Wallace said.
“This upgrade has been brought forward from July-August and will be carried out under our normal maintenance schedule.
“Safety is one of our key priorities and we are constantly looking to improve our roads so that people enjoy better and safer trips.”
The current signals have served the community for more than 25 years and were last month victim of an electrical fault, which saw them out of action for two days.
“As well as improving the energy efficiency of this traffic system, the upgrade will mean brighter lights and better visibility, rain or shine,” Mr Wallace said.
During the scheduled works, the intersection will operate under changed traffic conditions with lane closures and traffic control in place.
The works are expected to take about two weeks to complete.
The Daily News was hoping to speak with Tony Prentice, director of development for the former petrol station at the intersection, at the weekend to hear about his plans for a new bottle shop.
He said he would be able to divulge more information later this week.