At last we have some traffic signal in Landsborough so that Motorists travelling along Steve Irwin Way can now enjoy a safer journey with the $1.5 million upgrade of the intersection located at Hardwood Rd, Railway St and Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough, now complete.
It comes after Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle rallied with residents and liaised directly with the Transport Minister and local Main Roads department to fast-track the installation of traffic signals at the intersection following safety concerns from residents.
Mr McArdle said the completion of the upgrade was a real win for Landsborough residents.
"I am pleased to see the traffic signals now operating at what was once a notoriously dangerous intersection," Mr McArdle said.
"While sadly we cannot change the outcome of past accidents at this intersection, the safety of the thousands of motorists who travel along Steve Irwin Way will be greatly improved.
"I would like to thank Main Roads for their assistance in this important project and also motorists for their patience during construction."
In May last year a motorcyclist died after an accident at the intersection.
The upgrade was completed as part of the State Government’s Safer Roads Sooner program which included:
– The installation of traffic signals with pedestrian facilities
– Minor road widening with kerb realignment
– Upgraded road lighting
– Drainage works
Mark McArdle has also (at one stage) taken an interest in the Intersection between Peachester Rd and Old Gympie Road in Beerwah where residents have requested a petition for an upgrade to the current intersection in the interest of the School Children from Beerwah State School and Glasshouse Country Christian College who cross near there.
Local Beerwah Residents remain hopeful that a Pedestrian Crossing or Traffic Lights will be installed that the Intersection of Old Gympie and Peachester Roads.