A CEDAR VALE resident has called for right turns on to the Mt Lindesay Highway from Jimboomba’s central business district to be banned.
Tony Farrugia said a dangerous situation had arisen, with cars streaming out of the shopping centre and Jimboomba State School at the Spring St exit.
The issue had come to a head because of work under way on the $1.4 million Darcy Edmunds Bridge over the railway line which had cut Brisbane St, the shopping centre’s service road.
The works prevented many people from using the much safer traffic lights on to the highway, southwest of the shopping centre at South St near the Coffee Club.
In turn this had increased traffic trying to access the highway outside the school, with impatient drivers taking risks as they darted out into traffic.
Mr Farrugia said it was best for people to exit the Woolworths shopping block at the back of the centre and travel east on Johanna St to the nearest set of lights on to the highway.
Although it was good to see work on the bridge, it raised questions on road safety issues.
“I see lots of traffic going in front of the state school to turn right on to the Mt Lindesay Highway,’’ he said.
Close calls were occurring often as people darted out.
“I’ve had a close call there so I now exit the shops at the back near the police station,’’ he said. “It doesn’t take long to use the lights.’’
He said a no right turn sign should be installed at the school exit.
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