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Mango Hill pedestrian lights trial a winner

Posted: 3pm 04 May 2021

The commute to Mango Hill East railway station and walk to St Benedict’s College will soon be safer for pedestrians.

trial of temporary pedestrian signals at the busy intersection of Capestone Boulevard and St Benedict’s Close that started in October shows a clear need for a long-term safety solution.

Mayor Peter Flannery says councillors voted unanimously at the April 28 Council meeting to begin the design process for permanent lights immediately.

“This has been an invaluable trial, with the data we gleaned through both traffic modelling and pathway usage showing we need to act,” Mayor Flannery says.

“We’ll now replace the temporary lights with permanent pedestrian signals on the south-eastern leg of the roundabout.”

Work starts in September

Work to install permanent lights will start in the lead-up to the September school holidays, with construction expected to take three weeks.

“The majority of technical work will actually go into the software for the signal controller box to ensure traffic still flows well in this area, given the proximity of St Benedict’s College to Anzac Ave and Capestone Boulevard’s connection to that major arterial road.”

Meeting growing demand

Cr Jodie Shipway (Div 4) is excited to be able to provide locals with such a sensible solution.

“This $278,000 investment in safety is a great outcome for our community,” Cr Shipway says.

“Our population is growing, which means local foot traffic will only increase in this area, especially as student numbers at St Benedict’s College grow and more locals use the railway station.

“As a local mum, I believe wholeheartedly that we need to be proactive about road safety before there’s so much as a near miss.”

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