Traffic trial gets under way

Published 6:00am 1 November 2020

Traffic trial gets under way
Words by Nick Crockford

Temporary pedestrian lights have been installed by Moreton Bay Regional Council at a busy Mango Hill intersection in a bid to improve safety.

The signals are part of a three-month trial at the intersection of Capestone Boulevard and St Benedict’s Close.

Mayor Peter Flannery said the trial determine if permanent signals were a long-term solution for improved safety and traffic management.

Safety essential

“This walkway route is bustling with school students, commuters accessing Mango Hill East railway station and locals, so it’s important they all get to their destination safely,” he says.

“The temporary pedestrian signals are being trialled through Term 4 from October to December and, if successful, we’ll immediately bring forward funding to install a permanent set of lights by the end of the financial year.

“The signals are providing council with critical information on the roundabout’s usage and delays to help future traffic modelling and planning in the area for pedestrians and motorists.”

Positive response

Councillor Jodie Shipway (Div 4) says she has already received positive feedback about the efficacy of the lights.

“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 people use the railway station,” she says.

“I’m determined about making sure our infrastructure keeps pace with growth and keep people safe, especially during peak hour.

“I look forward to hearing more feedback and seeing the results of the trial before the signals potentially become a permanent feature in Mango Hill.”

Residents can submit feedback on the trial by contacting Moreton Bay Regional Council via www.mbrc.qld.gov.au/contact or phone 3205 0555.

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