PALMWOODS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS NOW COMPLETE
19th October 2022
Works to increase parking capacity at Palmwoods and improve pedestrian safety, including a new wombat crossing, are now complete.
Improvements include a newly configured car parking area in the centre of Palmwoods-Montville Road (locally known as Margaret Street) with wider bays, the raised wombat crossing, resurfacing throughout the project area and a U-turn facility.
A speed management treatment was installed at the western approach of Margaret Street, as well as improved streetlighting and additional warning signs to improve compliance with posted 40km/h speed limits.
The $1m project was funded under the Australian Government's Road Safety Program with the federal government contributing $800,000 and the state government contributing $200,000.
For more information about the Palmwoods Township Treatments project, visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/palmwoods-safety-treatments.
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown:
"The Australian Government is committed to supporting the delivery of critical treatments across the country, made possible through the Road Safety Program.
"These improvements will make this busy section of Margaret Street safer for all users, while maintaining the charming town centre."
Quotes attributable to Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey:
“These improvements have created a safer environment for both motorists and pedestrians in Palmwoods.
"With improved lighting, a new speed management treatment and a realignment to centre parking we expect to see greater speed limit compliance and safer driver behaviour."