Success: Mango Hill’s pedestrian lights trial to become permanent

Published 28 April 2021

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The commute to Mango Hill East railway station and walk to St Benedict’s school will soon be a lot safer for pedestrians.

A trial of temporary pedestrian signals at the busy intersection of Capestone Boulevard and St Benedict’s Close has shown the clear need for a long-term safety solution.

Mayor Peter Flannery said Council will action that immediately.

“This has been an invaluable trial, with the data we gleaned through both traffic modelling and pathway usage showing we need to act,” Mayor Flannery said.

“We’ll now replace the temporary lights with permanent pedestrian signals on the south-eastern leg of the roundabout.

“That work will be done coming into the September school holidays to minimise disruption for families and construction is only expected to take three weeks.

“The majority of technical work will actually go into the software for the signal controller box to ensure traffic still flows well in this area, given the proximity of St Benedict’s College to Anzac Avenue and Capestone Boulevard’s connection to that major arterial road.”

Councillor Jodie Shipway (Div 4) said she was excited to be able to provide locals with such a sensible community outcome.

“This $278,000 investment in safety is a great outcome for our community,” Cr Shipway said.

“Our population is growing which means local foot traffic will only increase in this area, especially as student numbers at St Benedict’s College grow and more locals use the railway station.

“As a local mum, I believe wholeheartedly that we need to be proactive about road safety before there’s so much as a near miss.

“So I’m thrilled by Council’s support for all the pavement and pedestrian upgrades we have underway in Division 4, it’s a long-term investment in the liveability of our area.”