PROPOSED CHANGES: Do you want Pratten St to become left in, left out only near Lyons St? Let council know what you think.
PROPOSED CHANGES: Do you want Pratten St to become left in, left out only near Lyons St? Let council know what you think.

Warwick traffic plan at a crossroads

ONE OF the most confusing intersections in Warwick could be set for an upgrade.

Pratten and Lyons St - almost every driver in Warwick could say they've had a near-miss there.

Southern Downs Regional Council is seeking public opinion on a proposed change.

The changes would mean Pratten St would become left in or left out only.

Council says it would drastically improve the safety given the proximity to the railway crossing and the number of trucks using the road.

"The additional benefit to residents in Pratten St would be reduced traffic in the precinct," a council spokeswoman said.

"It would make the precinct safer and quieter."

For local access to that end of Pratten St car drivers would have to use Canning or Wood Sts.

Warwick and District Community Road Safety members supported the proposed change, agreeing the changes would make the intersection safer.

Chairman Graham Buchner said "for years" the intersection had caused problems.

"I think some people panic when they get there not knowing what others are doing," he said.

"While Warwick people like to be able to drive directly to where they are going, we got used to the changes at Palmerin and Wood Sts.

"We can get used to this change too."

Residents in the general vicinity of the intersection will receive information in the mail however anyone with comments/ideas can phone council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) for more information.



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