Roundabout to improve traffic flow


Cr Okeefe on Pulgul Moolyyir st roundabout

The intersection of Pulgul and Moolyyir streets in Urangan has undergone a major revamp that will significantly enhance the safety of pedestrians and motorists using the crossroad.

The centrepiece of the $555,000 project, funded under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, is a roundabout and raised pedestrian crossings.

“The roundabout and raised crossings will greatly improve the safety of motorists and pedestrians using the intersection,” Fraser Coast Regional Councillor Zane O’Keefe said.

“The amount of traffic using the intersection has grown considerably as housing developments have occurred along the southern end of Pulgul Street.”

The work included the roundabout, four raised pedestrian crossings, six cyclist on and off ramps, footpath connections and new lighting.

Improving the road network across the region is a primary focus for Council, Cr O’Keefe said.

“Statistics from the organisers of National Road Safety Week (May 14 – 21) indicate that every year, about 1,200 people are killed, and another 44,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads,” he said.

“Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24.

“These numbers are growing yearly but are preventable if we choose to Drive So Others Survive.”

Local company Grand Civil delivered the project.

This financial year, Council is investing $41.3 million in roads, bridges and drainage projects.