A notorious Gold Coast intersection is set for a significant upgrade under the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program.
The Coalition has earmarked $368,000 towards fixing up the intersection of Palm Beach Avenue and Tahiti Avenue at Palm Beach.
The upgrade will include the installation of a splitter kerb, bicycle awareness warning markings, upgrading of the footpath, and adjustment of the centre island and medians.
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The roundabout will be upgraded to allow greater access for both cars and bikes.
Foliage in the middle of the intersection will also be removed to improve visibility.
Federal Member for Macpherson Karen Andrews says it’s particularly busy stretch of road on the southern Gold Coast.
“Many people use Palm Beach Avenue to access the M1 and we know this is a feeder road straight onto the M1 so it has significant traffic in the peak hours,” Ms Andrews said.
“In the period 2011 to 2016 there were five casualties here, that’s more than enough to qualify for black spot funding.
Ms Andrews says the intersection is especially dangerous for cyclists.
“A lot of cyclists travel through this intersection particularly of a morning but also throughout the day and early evening.
“We need to make this intersection safe for them.”