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Bad signs as resident fears for Eumundi Rd pedestrians

DANGER ZONE: There are calls for a pedestrian overpass in busy Eumundi Rd.
DANGER ZONE: There are calls for a pedestrian overpass in busy Eumundi Rd.

ONE of Noosa's busiest roads is a pedestrian nightmare since a road upgrade to allow for commercial expansion and poor signage, according to a local resident.

Bushlands Dr resident Michael Shaw said he was frustrated and fearful after a Sunshine Coast Council response to concerns he raised about right turn signage placed on Eumundi-Noosa Rd at Noosaville at the intersection of Eenie Creek Rd near the Madill Toyota dealership.

Mr Shaw said he could not understand why the current signage was in place, and was concerned that the lane continued along Eumundi-Noosa Rd regardless of whether vehicles turned right on the roundabout or not.

He was also concerned that there was no such signage located on the Eenie Creek Rd roundabout for traffic turning right at the same intersection.

"I expressed my fears for the safety of pedestrians crossing Eumundi-Noosa Rd between the new Bunnings store and the Eenie Creek Rd intersection," Mr Shaw said.

"I received a reply from a council officer, who informed me that the 'right lane must turn right' signage located on the outbound section of the roundabout in question had been installed correctly as per the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices which is linked to the Queensland Traffic Act'.

"I explained to council that drivers were not taking a shred of notice of the signage and I had observed vehicles ignoring the signage and continuing outbound along Eumundi-Noosa Rd oblivious to the sign's direction."

The council's response was that "observed repeated disregard should be referred to the police in writing and council did not have the statutory powers to deal with such matters".

Mr Shaw said it was suggested he pass on descriptions of offending vehicles, including registration numbers, times and dates to assist police.

He was told the council had considered a pedestrian overpass to allow pedestrian traffic to cross Eumundi-Noosa Rd but a lack of space ruled that option out.

Council said it would require an overpass similar to the one currently in Maroochydore Rd and that council did not consider such a facility would be consistent with 'the look and feel' of Noosa."

Mr Shaw said these responses "beggar belief".

Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said Mr Shaw had been given "about 15 responses from council" on his concerns.

"We have got plans to improve the usability of that Eumundi Rd area, but if you can't manage to drive there and follow the road signals correctly then you don't know how to drive," Cr Green said.

"It's as simple as that. Ask any police officer and they'll go it's very clear - there's and arrow in the road and you go this way and that way."

As for buuilding an overpass, Cr Green said: "You'd be talking about this structure that would look like the Brisbane Gateway Bridge. It just can't be achieved."

Topics:  road safety


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