SCOTT STEWART MP
Member for Townsville
22 February 2017
Works are half-way completed to improve pedestrian safety at Townsville Central State School
Work to improve safety at a signalised crossing outside Townsville Central State School is almost complete.
Member for Townsville, Scott Stewart MP said the safety of school children was a high priority.
"We have listened to concerns raised by the Townsville Central State School community and are making $150,000 of safety improvements to improve visibility of this crossing.
“This includes replacing faded signage, adding a new set of overhead traffic lights and installing flashing lights to warn motorists who are approaching the red signal.”
The new mast arm and signage is already in operation, and further works will continue.
Mr Stewart said the upgrade would complement recent signal changes that delayed green lights for vehicles, giving pedestrians more time to cross the road.
“We will continue to support and deliver initiatives that improve safety around schools,” he said.
The upgrades, which will be conducted outside of school peak hours, are expected to be complete by 31 March.