Blackspot under scrutiny

THE Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) has this week inspected a deadly blackspot on the outskirts of the city as residents intensify a campaign to have it upgraded.

The intersection of North Kooba Settlers Road and the Kidman Way at Willbriggie has been the site of a number of fatalities and serious accidents in recent years.

Police are yet to determine if an accident between a truck and a car near the intersection last month, which killed a 61-year-old Darlington Point woman, is directly related to the intersection.

But the incident has provoked fresh calls for the intersection to be upgraded, prompting RMS inspectors to survey the site on Wednesday.

Griffith traffic committee chairman Cr Doug Curran said a series of advanced warning signs or a drop in speed limit were the most sensible options.

"I don't think there's an engineering solution there in terms of a roundabout or traffic lights," Cr Curran said.

"There's two four-way intersections on either side of a poorly designed bridge and it's in a 110 kilometre an hour zone used by road trains.

"But my stance is that I won't accept nothing being done there we can't walk away from it."

The RMS is expected to deliver its findings in the coming weeks.


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