RISKY: Kate Panayi with her children Alexander, 2, and Phoebe, 1, face the crossing at Mudgeeraba.
RISKY: Kate Panayi with her children Alexander, 2, and Phoebe, 1, face the crossing at Mudgeeraba. Blainey Woodham

Mum raises fears

A MUDGEERABA woman is forced to walk on the side of a busy arterial road with her two young children because a footpath has been left incomplete.

Kate Panayi contacted the Robina Mail after months of treading the roadside along Springbrook-Gold Coast Rd from her home in Village Green Estate with her two children, two-year-old Alexander and one-year-old Phoebe.

"I just dread crossing the road with my two babies," she said.

"I contacted council, my local member and Department of Main Roads to get something done."

Ms Panayi had some success and Main Roads began constructing a gravel path in August from the intersection at Somerset Dr, which was completed earlier this month.

"But (the path) just stops and I have to push the pram along grass to get home," she said.

For about 150m Ms Panayi and her kids are less than one metre from passing traffic.

A Main Roads statement said future plans for Springbrook- Gold Coast Rd prevented the footpath being extended further.

"We're under way with planning for the duplication of Franklin Dr between Somerset Rd and Old Coach Rd," the statement said.

However a timeline for when the four-lane carriageway planned for the area would be built is still yet to be given.



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