Hedges Removed to Improve Road Safety at Paisley Drive
A stretch of hedges along the Gympie Road median strip near the intersection of Paisley Drive at Lawnton have been removed to improve road safety, following a request from local MPs.
Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, State Member for Kallangur, said removing the hedges made practical sense to improve safety at the intersection.
"The row of hedges along the median strip limited visibility of oncoming traffic for motorists turning right into Paisley Drive," Mr Ruthenberg said.
"Having these hedges removed gives motorists an increased line of sight and will assist in improving road safety at the intersection."
Mr Seath Holswich, State Member for Pine Rivers, said that the decision was a sensible move.
"As nice as it is to have a beautiful row of foliage along the median strip, when it comes to road safety, this decision was a no brainer," Mr Holswich said.
"There have been too many crashes and near misses at this intersection in recent years, and we will take whatever practical steps are possible to improve road safety at this location."
"If we are going to build a better Pine Rivers, then we need better and safer roads."
Last week a petition of 1,100 signatures, supported by local business operators, was tabled in State Parliament, calling on the State Government to investigate the option of installing traffic lights at the intersection.
A response to the petition from the Minister for Transport and Main Roads is due in early October.