MOVEMENT ON JUNCTION: The dangerous intersection on the corner of Anderson and Laura Sts in Banora Point East.
MOVEMENT ON JUNCTION: The dangerous intersection on the corner of Anderson and Laura Sts in Banora Point East. Nolan Verheij-Full

Traffic island planned for dangerous Banora intersection

FOLLOWING last week's article in the Tweed Border Mail, the Tweed Shire Council has announced the installation of a traffic island at a dangerous intersection in Banora Point East.

A spokesperson said the council would address the matter raised by residents about the corner of Anderson and Laura Sts, within two weeks.

Last year on January 26, we reported an accident at the T-intersection, where a ute flipped.

In other incidents a car slammed into the back of a parked van, and in another, a car smashed through a resident's fence and almost plunged into their pool.

Jon Barnette is one of the residents who campaigned to install the raised traffic island because his house is located directly on the street corner.

"The council received written complaints to install the traffic island where drivers frequently cut the corner at the high speeds," he said.

"I have a young family and there are a number of older people living on the hill who have to cross the road on the junction.

"They could be involved in an accident and I always worry about that."

Tweed Shire Council promised to install a "raised centre median" after a traffic committee meeting last year in March, "as soon as practicable".

However, a traffic island was painted on the road instead.

"They seem to not be taking this very seriously, even though they promised to action our complaint almost a year ago," Mr Barnette said.

"This paintwork has done nothing to deter the constant flow of reckless drivers who simply speed over the top of the island, often on the wrong side of the road."



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