Picture: Kevin Farmer
Picture: Kevin Farmer

Roma intersection improvements completed

AFTER months of construction, the intersection improvements at the corner of Bungil and Arthur Streets in Roma are finally complete.

Maranoa Regional Council’s Urban Construction Team, with the support of a team of local contractors and suppliers, have delivered the upgrade initiative on schedule.

With a focus on improving safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, the upgrades included:

  • Installation of raised concrete traffic islands around the intersection and existing pedestrian crossing
  • Construction of central medians on Bungil St to better guide motorists
  • New asphalt road surfacing
  • Upgraded line marking
  • Additional road signage
  • Improved street lighting throughout the intersection

Mayor Tyson Golder said that in recent years the intersection has been the site of a number of major, high severity traffic crashes.

“We thank the Australian Government for providing the funding to improve Roma’s road safety,” he said.

“These upgrades are vital to help ensure the continued safety of motorists and pedestrians in the Maranoa.

“I’d like to acknowledge the Construction Team, including the Council staff, contractors and suppliers, for their achievements over the past months and successfully delivering this project with limited impacts to the local community.”

Council would also like to thank the surrounding businesses, organisations, motorists and the community for their patience and support during the completion of these works.

The $413,500 Arthur St and Bungil St Intersection Project is fully funded by the Australian Government with $288,500 through the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program and $125,000 from the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

COMPLETED: The new look of the Arthur and Bungil St intersection. Picture: Contributed
COMPLETED: The new look of the Arthur and Bungil St intersection. Picture: Contributed

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