LAWNTON BUSINESSES SEEKING INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur are supporting Lawnton business owners in their push for improvements to the intersection of Gympie Road and Paisley Drive in Lawnton.
Local business owners have started a petition, with the support of the MPs, asking the State Government to consider installing traffic lights at the corner of the busy intersection.
Mr Seath Holswich MP asked a Question on Notice to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads in State Parliament in August 2012 regarding accident statistics and traffic counts for the intersection.
The response showed in late 2011 there were an average of 28,930 vehicles per day passing the intersection on weekdays and 22,010 on weekends.
The response also showed that between 1st January 2005 and 31st July 2012 there were two crashes requiring hospitalization, 12 crashes involving medical treatment, six crashes involving minor injuries and three crashes involving property damage. *
"This intersection is a key intersection in Lawnton and we need to investigate all feasible options to ensure the safety of road users and easy access to local businesses near the intersection," Mr Holswich said.
"This issue is an important one for local businesses and we are happy to support our local businesses in this way," Mr Trevor Ruthenberg added.
The petition is available for download from www.seathholswich.com under Local/Local Issues.