Pedestrian safety stepping up at Nambour Hospital

Patients and visitors to Nambour Hospital will soon benefit from a new signalised pedestrian crossing, planned for installation in the coming weeks.

QLD Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said safety on the road outside the hospital would be improved thanks to the development, worth $781,000.

“Ensuring patients, staff and visitors can safely cross outside Nambour Hospital is a priority at this location,” Mr Bailey said.

“Consultation with hospital representatives, local business, council and the community has informed the design process – this project will benefit the whole community by providing a much safer environment for pedestrians and motorists accessing the hospital.

“Hospital patients are often vulnerable, so it makes sense that the QLD Government has focused on this project in an attempt to reduce the chance of any incidents.”

The dedicated crossing will be installed on Nambour-Mapleton Road between Waterfall Road and the exit point from Nambour Hospital.

Mr Bailey said construction was scheduled to commence Tuesday October 17 2017 and would take up to eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The project is funded under the QLD Government’s Safer Roads Sooner (SRS) program, which aims to improve road safety and focuses on implementing high-benefit, cost-effective solutions to prevent crashes and incidents on Queensland roads.

Source: QLD Government