DO YOU feel walking on the intersection ofWills and Alfred Sts is safe?
Murweh Shire mayor Denis Cook thinks motorists, particularly tourists, are missing give way signs and turning it into a potential danger.
“(Tourists) don’t really take any notice of the give way sign,” Cr Cook said.
“I don’t know if they have different rules down in Victoria or something.”
And as of last week, council plans to do something about it.
Council agreed to spend $24,000 on ‘traffic calming’ the intersection.
That means two new traffic islands jutting from the kerb containing more obvious give way signs and a rubber speed cushion to slow oncoming traffic moving from Alfred St.
On top of that – a new traffic island will be placed in the middle for pedestrians.
Cr Cook was particularly passionate about protecting one group in particular: pedestrians
“We’ve had a number of accidents, a number of near misses,” he said.
“We’ve been wondering what to do with the corner for a while..
“A recent accident at the intersection involving a tourist vehicle and local vehicle has raised further concern, particularly with the local police.
“These (rubber speed cushions) are removable if they don’t work.”