The troubled pedestrian crossing at Haly St was repainted earlier this year.
The troubled pedestrian crossing at Haly St was repainted earlier this year. Barclay White

Notorious pedestrian crossing to get improvements

SAFETY improvements are on the way for a notoriously dangerous pedestrian crossing.  

Transport and Main Roads will start working on the Haly St crossing in Kingaroy from June 1.  

A raised concrete island will be built on the southern side of the street to help increase the visibility of pedestrians.

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said the crossing was a major concern for the community.

"This raised island will help pedestrians to wait more safely, closer to the traffic lane, as well as improve the visibility of pedestrians about to cross the road to passing motorists," Mrs Frecklington said.

"Some tactile ground surface indicators will also be put in place to assist the vision impaired.

"Earlier this year the crossing was repainted, so all together, I hope these improvements will make a real difference to people crossing Haly St."

TMR have advised that traffic control measures will be put in place while the works are underway and road users should expect minor delays.

Roadworks will take approximately one week to complete (weather permitting).