Raphan McLeod was happy about roadworks on the corner of Wallace and Wood Sts.
Raphan McLeod was happy about roadworks on the corner of Wallace and Wood Sts. Emma Channon

Work starts on light upgrades

WITCHES hats still form an orange barrier to one lane of Wallace St, but residents on the other side say they’re not feeling too isolated.

Roadworks have been rolled out this week at the major intersections of Wood and Albion, and Wood and Wallace Sts.

A Main Roads spokeswoman said these works were part of the scheduled maintenance of intersections around the Darling Downs.

“The works undertaken at Wood and Wallace Streets were electrical works for the upgrade of the lights,” she said.

The traffic light upgrades were part of an environmentally friendly tact, which will see them become more energy efficient.

Raphan McLeod could see the works take place through his window on Wallace St, but said the upgrades had not been a major disruption.

“(Main Roads workers) were pretty good about it – before they started digging along the street they came and asked us if we were going to use our car,” he said.

“After that, they showed us where to park around the corner and helped with that.

“Overall they were pretty good. It doesn’t really worry me, it’s only a minor thing.”

Next-door neighbour Tamrah Williams was not so accommodating. She said she hadn’t got wind of the works until they had begun digging in front of her driveway.

“They didn’t tell us anything – we didn’t have much warning about it other than a letter on that same day,” she said.

“They did one driveway at a time so we parked our car next door while ours was being done – we can drive on it now though.

“It’s a little bit of an inconvenience, but I guess the works only lasted a couple of days.”



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