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Dangerous intersection at Bargara and Hughes Road

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Ian Sinclair
35 Trevors Road

Total Signatures - 438

Sponsoring Member: Mr Stephen Bennett MP

Posting Date: 19/11/2019

Closing Date: 24/01/2020

Tabled Date: 4/02/2020

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 5/03/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draw to the attention of the House to Bargara residents' concern about the increased hazard presented at the Hughes Road and Bundaberg-Bargara Road intersection at Bargara. At present, it has no traffic movement considerations which would be expected of a busy and potentially dangerous intersection. Additionally, the intersection is a pedestrian hazard especially for school children and at present, there is only an island for pedestrian safety. Traffic attempting to turn right from Hughes Road onto Bargara Road are finding it is extremely difficult at peak times to do so safely, and instead are opting to use other residential streets as an alternative, which creates another traffic dilemma. In December, due to road changes, Hughes Road will become a major south to north traffic corridor and the intersection of Hughes and Bargara Roads will become an even greater issue with potential for a traffic or pedestrian disaster. The Department of Main Roads has stated they will be assessing all Bundaberg and area roads in 2021, however, this is an intersection which needs immediate considerations.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to urgently address resident concerns and immediately assess and upgrade the intersection to a safe standard which will cope with present and future traffic and pedestrian conditions.