Hospital Road gets green light
THERE’S not long to wait for the green light on Emerald’s Hospital Road, as construction nears completion on the $2 million traffic signals.
A departmental spokesperson said Transport and Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace was looking forward to a visit to Emerald early this month to commission the new lights, which were funded as part of the Safer Roads Sooner initiative.
After weeks of construction, road users can now look forward to simpler and safer traffic flow on the busy road’s intersections with Curt, Harris and Egan streets.
“The new signals will allow for additional and safer turning movements and improved pedestrian crossing facilities,” said the TMR spokesperson.
“TMR would like to thank the community for its cooperation and patience during this vital upgrade.”
Permanent changes to traffic movements include:
No right turn out of Scant
Street (at Woolworths);
Additional U-turn facility at
Curt Street heading north;
Removal of U-turn and right turn
facility on Hospital Road
adjacent to Cypress Drive;
Installation of signalled
pedestrian crossing facilities at
both intersections, and;
Addition of exit lanes from
Egan and Harris streets.
The traffic lights will be operational by the end of the year.