A busy CBD intersection is set to gain a major safety boost, with Burdekin Shire Council preparing to begin construction of a new roundabout at the corner at Young and Macmillan Streets in Ayr.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said there had been extensive community support for a roundabout at the intersection, which is currently controlled with stop signs.
“Council trialled stop signs and found they have worked to a degree, however some motorists have been getting confused when they’re travelling across the intersection over who gives way to who,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Thanks to the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program, Council is pleased to be able to allocate $200,000 towards the installation of a roundabout at this site, which will reduce this confusion while boosting safety for all motorists.
“Council has consulted with adjoining property owners who have been very positive about increased safety at the intersection.
“Burdekin Shire Council thanks residents and road users in anticipation of their patience during the construction period.”
The works are scheduled to begin on Monday 24 July and continue for about two months, weather permitting.
The Young and Macmillan Street intersection will be closed during the construction period, with on street parking in the vicinity of the works to be affected for the duration of the project.
Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.
For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.