Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mayor Backs Crossroad Safety Fears

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mayor Backs Crossroad Safety Fears

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Byline: Peter Foley peter.foley@qt.com.au

SOMERSET Mayor Graeme Lehmann joined dozens of concerned residents at a public meeting to address safety concerns at Minden crossroads.

The busy intersection on the Warrego Hwy is undergoing extensive flood restoration works by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Altered road conditions have angered motorists, particularly those who cross through the highway to drop off or pick up children from Minden State School on Lowood-Minden Rd.

Cr Lehmann said he had been inundated with calls from motorists.

"There have been a lot of concerns about the inability to safely cross the road," he said.

"The changed conditions have been a real hassle for a lot of people and most of them say the existing traffic control measures haven't been working.

"There have been a few accidents at the crossroads -- even one involving a fuel tanker and a sedan. It could have been a catastrophe. Thankfully no one has been seriously hurt but we want to do everything we can to instigate the necessary changes so that doesn't happen. …

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