ALMOST $1 million will be spent on improving safety at one of Southport’s busiest intersections.
Work will start on the $961,000 project, funded under the State Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, at the intersection of Scarborough and North streets in the coming months.
Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said North Street – also known as Smith Street Connection Road – had been identified as a major east-to-west corridor.
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The upgrade will see existing pedestrian amenities improved and the safety of off-road cyclists, pram users and those with mobility difficult increased.
Mr Bailey said the existing traffic signal facilities and road lighting would also be upgraded to assist with the right-turn movements from Scarborough Street into North Street.
“Other improvements will include kerb enhancements, removal and relocation of centre median islands and linemarking to provide better connectivity and visibility,” he said.
‘‘The safety of all road users is our number one priority and these traffic signal and lighting changes aim to minimise the risk of crashes at this location.
“We always ensure works have as little impact as possible on the local environment and these will involve minimal roadside tree clearing.”
The upgrade is expected to be completed in December.
Motorists are urged to be aware of changed traffic conditions and speed limits while works are underway.
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