Kilcoy roadworks designed to improve traffic flow and safety
SOMERSET Regional Council in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is progressing a design option to improve traffic flow and safety through Kilcoy.
SOMERSET Regional Council in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is progressing a design option to improve traffic flow and safety through Kilcoy while reducing rat-running on residential streets, Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann confirmed this week.
In addition, pavement rehabilitation works are underway along William and Mary streets.
The TMR pavement rehabilitation work creates an ideal opportunity for council to look at the reprioritisation of traffic flow through the township and review the intersection layouts at either end of Mary Street.
Council has proposed an option to TMR and the Kilcoy community for intersection improvements at both ends of the street.
Works will incorporate new linemarking, pedestrian and cycle lane facilities, lighting upgrades and changes to carparking.
Councillor Lehmann said council was looking to reconfigure the Hope Street intersection with a cul-de-sac to prevent traffic from accessing the D’Aguilar Highway at the location.
"This move will help limit rat-running on residential streets – a concern for many locals," Cr Lehmann said.
“Similarly, improvements are proposed for the William Street and Mary Street intersection to give priority to motorists travelling along Mary Street through the town centre.
“Council is committed to improving road conditions through Kilcoy and this is a great opportunity to work with TMR on a positive outcome for the community.
“While there will be some impacts, council considers these works to be the best solution for the community.”
Council will continue to engage with local businesses and residents on the benefits of the design.