South Burnett Mayor, Keith Campbell signs the pledge to drive safely on No Fatality Friday.
South Burnett Mayor, Keith Campbell signs the pledge to drive safely on No Fatality Friday. Michael Nolan

Council may change street design after fatal accident

WE MAY see Kingaroy's George St changed to one-way to make the area safer.

After the fatal motorbike accident last week, South Burnett mayor, Keith Campbell said making George St one way could improve the area.

"I took a particular look at that this morning," he said.

"I think it would make for a much safer environment."

George St, next to the South Burnett Times building, is a council owned street.

Cr Campbell said while there could be improvements made to make it into a one-way street, the issue with that area went further than just George St.

"You can have traffic turning into George St without any difficulty at all, but the reality is it's a very awkward intersection," he said.

"Because Glendon St does not align itself perfectly with George St."

There are calls for major changes to the intersection, which includes Haly St and Glendon St as well.

However, Haly St is a state controlled road but Cr Campbell is more than happy to see the improvements made.

"We have no objections if the state did something in relation to tidying up that intersection," he said.

Cr Campbell said if George St became a one-way street, there may be a small inconvenience to businesses, but he was sure they wouldn't have too much of a problem.

"The greater good would be a far safer situation," he said.