20 October, 2022
Call for traffic lights at D’Aguilar intersection
CALLS are being made for traffic lights to be installed at the intersection of Mount Mee Road and the D’Aguilar Highway, amid concerns about safety and busy traffic at the intersection.
Delaneys Creek resident Susan Jones has launched an online petition which has secured more than 900 signatures so far while Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell, has also weighed in on the issue.
“The intersection of the D’Aguilar Highway and Mount Mee Road is particularly busy around school drop-off and pick-up times,” Mr Powell said.
“Mums and dads trying to exit onto the highway after dropping off or collecting their children have reported significant wait times.
“When drivers have to wait too long at an intersection such as this, we see increasingly risky behaviour - such as pulling out when it isn’t safe.
“This behaviour stems from frustration.
“As the region grows with new estates cropping up in Woodford and D’Aguilar, the need for upgraded road infrastructure grows too.”
Ms Jones said Delaneys Creek State School was much bigger than it used to be, and that a service station with shops and a car wash had been approved to be built next year.
“The population will continue to increase with more families moving to the area and an increase in facilities, therefore creating a worsening traffic situation,” she said.
“We’ve already got people from the hotel backing in and pulling out of oncoming traffic.
“We’ll have all the hotel traffic and service station traffic.
“With school traffic, you’ve got mothers with small children, and the pressure’s on.
“People do dangerous things.
“It’s just a terrible situation, and it’s really dangerous.”
Ms Jones said her main concern was school traffic, as “people are running the gauntlet twice a day”.
Ms Jones said suburbia was pushing out into the country and that “with that comes responsibility”.
“People are moving out here, it’s changing, and we’ve got to change with it,” she said.
Ms Jones said that ideally she didn’t want traffic lights to come to the country, but that they had become necessary at the intersection of Mount Mee Road and the D’Aguilar Highway.
“I don’t want to see people get killed,” she said.