Intersection is upgraded
THE Warwick community can look forward to improved conditions at the Albion and Percy streets intersection with upgrades starting today.
The works are expected to take two to three weeks to complete, depending on weather, and motorists may experience lane delays of up to ten minutes while they are being completed.
The intersection is known as a dangerous one, with 13 accidents in six years and Transport and Main Roads Regional Director for the Darling Downs Tony Platz said the blackspot-funded works would improve safety for all road users accessing the intersection.
Mr Platz said traffic controllers would be on site to direct traffic safely through the site and ensure continued access to local business while works were completed.
Works will involve removing the concrete island in Albion Street and replacing it with a turning lane for vehicles turning east into Percy Street.
Other works will include relocating street lighting, installing concrete islands in Percy Street for pedestrians to cross more safely and improved line-marking for motorists entering the intersection.
“The department continually looks for ways to improve safety at intersections on state and federal controlled roads, and this particular upgrade will benefit both motorists and pedestrians,” Mr Platz said.