Clarence Valley Council Deputy General Manager Rob Donges.
Clarence Valley Council Deputy General Manager Rob Donges.

Dangerous Yamba intersection to get makeover

ONE of Yamba's notorious intersection black spots will get a safety makeover in coming weeks.

Heavily used by both vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic the busy intersection of River Street and Coldstream Street has recorded at least nine crashes over a 10 year period, with many more 'near misses' going unrecorded by RMS statistics.

Prompted by a series of reports published in The Daily Examiner earlier this year, the local Traffic Advisory Committee made a recommendation to council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in June to improve safety of the intersection as a priority.

Clarence Valley Council Deputy General Manager Rob Donges confirmed new stop signs have been ordered and should be installed 'any day now' at the busy River Street and Coldstream Street intersection.

Following the recommendation, he said the existing give-way signs on River Street would be replaced by stop signs on both sides, and an advanced warning sign would be installed further back from the intersection.

A central median strip will also be installed on River Street, preventing traffic from cutting the corner.

Mr Donges said plans for a new roundabout for the site had also been finalised but as yet no date had been set for construction.

"At the moment it's a matter of funding availability and priority," Mr Donges said.

Last year council installed a new roundabout at the intersection of Wooli and Yamba Streets and according to Mr Donges the next one will either be constructed at the intersection of River and Coldstream Streets, or on the corner of Yamba and Coldstream Streets, but a decision was yet to be made.



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