Pedestrian safety will be improved as the Department of Transport and Main Roads starts work on town entry treatments on Beaudesert-Nerang Road and a pedestrian crossing in Christie Street this week.
Member for Scenic Rim, Jon Krause said both he and Cr Virginia West have spent several years lobbying for pedestrian safety and other improvements to the entry to Canungra.
“I’m pleased to announce that works are getting underway,” said Jon, “Persistence has paid off!”
“Of particular interest to many is the pedestrian crossing upgrade between Canungra State School and the local ambulance station,” he said, “I know that this has been welcomed by all – I’d like to thank Cr Virginia West for her support, and all members of the community for raising this important issue time and time again with me so that I could keep it on the agenda.”
Works to be undertaken in and around Canungra include:
- Vegetation maintenance, pavement repairs and new surface treatment to improve skid resistance on the descent into the township
- Town entry treatments on both approaches to the township including line marking and large speed zone signs
- Upgrade to the pedestrian refuge outside the Canungra State School to a raised zebra crossing with additional street lighting
- Changes to line marking with left turn arrows into Canungra Street
- Vegetation maintenance near Coburg Road to improve sign visibility
A spokesperson from Department of Transport and Main Roads said the proposed raised zebra crossing on Christie Street near D J Smith Memorial Park will not be installed at this time.