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Powell Media Release – Safety works underway at Glass House intersection (8 October 2014)

Motorists will benefit from a safety boost thanks to $1 million worth of works which began this week at a Landsborough-Maleny Road intersection.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said the works are funded under the $82 million Safer Roads Sooner program which uses cost effective, road engineering treatments to address crash hotspots.

“While we currently have the lowest road toll on record, any death on our roads is a tragedy,” Mr Powell said.

“This is why we have a strong plan to improve roads and ensure a brighter future for people travelling on them.

“These works are in response to safety issues at the intersection that have involved rear-end crashes and motorists leaving the road and entering the embankment. “This project will provide a designated right-turn lane from Landsborough-Maleny Road into Upper Mount Mellum Road to provide a safer turning path for motorists.

“The right-turn movement will be restricted.

“The new right turn will provide an alternate route with better visibility for residents and is a much safer turning option and a new guardrail will also be installed to further improve safety.” Mr Powell said the work was expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Work will be carried out Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm. Changed traffic conditions will include lane closures and reduced speed limits, and motorists may experience some short delays.

[ENDS] 8 October 2014

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