Traffic management has readers divided

CHRONICLE readers have divided opinions on ways traffic should be managed at Maryborough's Alice and Richmond Sts intersection, following a four-car crash there on Tuesday.

While some readers, including Lisa Barlow, think drivers need to pay more attention at the Richmond St entries, both marked by stop signs, a poll on the Fraser Coast Chronicle website revealed an overwhelming majority of voters favour the installation of traffic lights.

While Ms Barlow said there "would not be a problem" if road rules were followed, Regina Kruck said safe passage through the intersection was "difficult" at times.

"It's not always a high traffic flow area, but (at) certain times of the day it's ridiculous trying to cross Alice St using Richmond St," she said.

Anita Aspinall said the "dangerous" intersection needed to be addressed.

"How many accidents does it take to seriously think about lights on that intersection?" Ms Aspinall said.

However other ideas for traffic management were also pitched.

Cheryle Grundy, who avoids crossing Alice St there, thinks only left hand turns should be permitted at the Richmond St entries, similar to how traffic is managed at the Adelaide and Alice Sts intersection.

"Mary(borough) has too many lights as it is," she said.



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