Pedestrian safety a priority at Parkwood Park ‘n’ Ride26/02/2020
Commuters and motorists will soon experience improved safety at the Parkwood Park ‘n’ Ride. The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is undertaking works to change pedestrian access between Parkwood Station and the Parkwood Park ‘n’ Ride facility.
The changes are essential for pedestrian and motorist safety. Safety audits have identified risks at this intersection, whereby pedestrians are crossing the road in an unauthorised manner (when the red ‘do not walk’ signal is shown). This activity endangers pedestrians as the crest of the road for vehicles traveling west results in limited visibility of those pedestrians.
To mitigate these safety issues, the street level crossing is being closed off with fencing and a gate. Access between the Park ‘n’ Ride and the station will be via the existing overpass. The overpass is accessible via lifts and stairs.
The gate portion of the barrier can be remotely opened should there be any unexpected lift closure. If this occurs, the lift operator will advise the State-wide Traffic Management Centre who will immediately activate the gate to allow access at the street level crossing.
Works to install are programmed to start in early March and are expected to be completed in two weeks, weather permitting. Work will occur Monday to Friday, between 7am to 5pm.
The existing overpass creates an easier and safer connection from the Parkwood Park ‘n’ Ride to Parkwood station.
- 44 metre long footbridge
- Full disability access with choice of using lifts or stairs
- 10 metre high elevated structure
- Over 6 meters of road clearance
- Fully enclosed screen footbridge to prevent objects falling onto the road.
For information please contact the project team on 07 5563 6600 or visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au
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