Mount Lindesay Highway to receive lighting solution

LIGHTING: Terry Williams has been campaigning for improved safety at the Round Ridge Road intersection. Photo: Georgina Bayly

LIGHTING: Terry Williams has been campaigning for improved safety at the Round Ridge Road intersection. Photo: Georgina Bayly

Lighting on the Mount Lindesay Highway is set to improve motorists safety in Jimboomba.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has confirmed one solar light will be placed at the intersection of the highway and Round Ridge Road as an interim measure to improve safety.

The light is to be installed during the 2017-18 financial year.

Highway safety advocate Terry Williams said he had been put into a good mood by receiving the news.

“I’d been disappointed when we didn't receive money from the government to upgrade our section like they did further up the highway,” he said.

“But I really am hoping this puts us on the right track to get the road safer, especially for those people turning right from Jimboomba.

“Hopefully they will stick by their promises and get the lighting in as soon as possible.”

A TMR spokesperson said there was a future plan to upgrade the intersection to include a channelised right turn lane with improved intersection lighting.

“There is currently no funding for these works,” the spokesperson said.

“Any future funding would be assessed against competing statewide priorities.”

The intersection currently sits in the Beaudesert state electorate but is set to move to into the new boundaries for Logan.

Member for Beaudesert Jon Krause said he thought the announcement was “too little, too late” but he welcomed the Labor goverment finally listening to residents.

“TMR has been aware of safety concerns for over 2 years after I raised them with TMR, on behalf of residents, in early 2015,” he said.

“A number of officers from TMR even met with residents, Trevina Schwarz and our Federal MP at the intersection in 2015.

“Finally, over 2 years later, TMR has acted with a half-baked plan to install solar-powered lights that doesn’t address the main concern of residents, which is the ability of motorists to turn right into Round Ridge Road safely.

“In fact, the plan raises even more questions. How many will be installed? Will solar-power lights even be bright enough? I know from experience in other areas that solar-powered lights were not bright enough and eventually had to be replaced.”

Highway safety advocate Terry Williams said he hoped this now made the government 

“I can only hope we have 

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