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.
There have been no accidents or near misses reported since the work was completed in April.
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.
"In the 18 months prior to the work being carried out there were six serious accidents," he said.
"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."
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.