Council is rolling out its new $3.2 million road safety initiative at traffic and accident hotspots.
The new signs, at fixed locations, will display a Queensland road safety sign combined with a flashing ‘Slow Down’ message designed to alert drivers about an upcoming intersection, crossing or traffic hazard.
The next location to receive the sign is Oxley Rd, Graceville. The warning signs will be installed in both directions on approach to the pedestrian crossing outside Graceville Uniting Church and will flash a pedestrian warning, as well as a ‘Slow Down’ message. This is a key crossing point for school children from Graceville State School and Christ the King, as well as commuters on their way to Graceville Rail Station. Sadly, many vehicles fail to stop and give way. The flashing signage should help to improve awareness of this important zebra crossing.
Other locations to receive the sign are:
- Blackheath Rd, Oxley will flash a slow down message combined with ‘road narrows’ signage for drivers travelling northbound to the narrowing road ahead.
- Hyde Rd, Yeronga will flash a slow down message combined with pedestrian crossing signage for drivers travelling westbound towards the shops and retirement village.
- Kadumba St, Yeronga – planning is underway to identify a suitable location near the school crossing zone.
The sites have been chosen based on strong community feedback about speeding and dangerous driving.