Tasmanian News

Intersection mess

Launceston's Mayor's rejecting the notion engineering staff within the council have gone rogue, but admits they've been told to lift their game over the Kings Meadows Opossum and Hobart Road intersection.

Sequenced traffic lights and line markings that were to roll out under black spot funding has somehow morphed into what's widely regarded as a dangerous mess complete with unapproved bicycle lanes.

Mayor Van Zetten told Tasmania Talks the light sequencing is to be urgently addressed.

"Words have been spoken to say look this hasn't been done well and we need to do better. It's frustrating for everybody, I apologise on behalf of the council, the black spot funding will go ahead, the bike lanes will be removed, hopefully by the time the lights have been sequenced."

Photo by By Philip Rickerby from Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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