This intersection's days as a crash hot spot may be over

THE Targo and Burnett Sts intersection in Bundaberg had long been a crash hot spot, and earlier this year extra measures were taken to carry out improvements aimed at reducing the crash toll.

And while Bundaberg Regional Council says its too early to know for sure if the works have been successful, the conclusion so far was positive.

 

Two cars collided at the intersection of Targo and Burnett Streets.
Photo: Mike Knott/NewsMail
Two cars collided at the intersection of Targo and Burnett Streets. Photo: Mike Knott/NewsMail Mike Knott BUN040211ACC1

There have been no accidents or near misses reported since the work was completed in April.

 

CAR ACCIDENT: Emergency workers at the scene of a 2 car collision on the intersection of Targo st and Burnett st.

Photo: Scottie Simmonds/NewsMail
CAR ACCIDENT: Emergency workers at the scene of a 2 car collision on the intersection of Targo st and Burnett st. Photo: Scottie Simmonds/NewsMail Scottie Simmonds BUN200212CRA1

Bundaberg Regional Council's Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesman Cr Wayne Honor said the work was undertaken under the Federal Government's Blackspot program and involved addressing visibility issues with the traffic control signs (STOP signs) at the intersection.

 

HIGH CRASH ZONE: The intersection of Targo and Burnett Street has an abnormally high number of car crashes.
Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
HIGH CRASH ZONE: The intersection of Targo and Burnett Street has an abnormally high number of car crashes. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott BUN180314ZNE1

"In the 18 months prior to the work being carried out there were six serious accidents," he said.

 

A car incident took place on Tuesday January 21st at the corner of Burnett and Targo St. 
Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
A car incident took place on Tuesday January 21st at the corner of Burnett and Targo St. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg BUN210114TAR7

"Council has discussed the effectiveness of the work with police and adjacent property owners and although it is too early at this stage to form meaningful conclusions, we remain confident these measures will significantly enhance safety at the intersection."

 

ROADWORKS: Targo and Burnett streets intersection gets an upgrade.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
ROADWORKS: Targo and Burnett streets intersection gets an upgrade. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet BUN300316ROADWORKS4

As part of the blackspot funding, other dangerous road areas were also targeted in the region, including works on Hummock Rd and the Burnett Heads Rd and Mittleheusers Rd.



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