Green picks up pace to ease Glenmore Village traffic woes
By JOSEPH TERNOWETSKY
TRAFFIC conjestion around the Glenmore Shopping Village was dangerous and road improvements should be a high priority, a Rockhampton city councillor said yesterday.
The council's Traffic Committee chairman Cr Rodney Green said the entrances had been a safety problem for a long time.
"Twelve months ago I brought this to the council's attention,'' he said. "The problem has been there for the last 20-odd years.''
The location of these exits, coupled with the heavy traffic in the area, created confusion, he said.
"Drivers become impatient and that's how accidents happen.'' The council recently approved construction of traffic island along Farm Street to ease conjestion.
But the project was not placed on this year's budget.
It would cost about $200,000 and Cr Green said he would meet with the mayor on Monday to discuss the project.
"I have always been concerned with this area,'' he said. "It is definitely a safety issue.