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Plea for lights on highway at Withcott

SAFE CROSSING: Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Steve Jones, Withcott Progress Association president Rod Coleman and LVRC Councillor Janice Holstein want safety in Withcott to be improved.
SAFE CROSSING: Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Steve Jones, Withcott Progress Association president Rod Coleman and LVRC Councillor Janice Holstein want safety in Withcott to be improved. Amy Lyne

Withcott wants a safe way across the highway and they want it now.

For the past 30 years, the town has been campaigning to get a safe way for pedestrians to cross the Warrego Hwy.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Steve Jones said Withcott State School was growing, with 250 to 300 students as well as a child care centre next door, but most people lived across the highway.

"It is the national highway for 23,000 cars a day, 7000 of those are B-doubles and it is just unacceptable that this township is divided with no possible way for the pedestrians to get across," he said.

"It is really dangerous, the time is right now." Mayor Jones has called on the State Government to commit funding to address the concerns of people living in Withcott.

"We want all school kids in Withcott to be given school bus passes immediately and we want a set of traffic lights installed," he said.

Withcott Progress Association president Rod Coleman said the association was starting to campaign again to do something about the dangerous situation.

After being told for 30 years lights weren't allowed on the highway he was excited that it was again a possibility. He is calling on the people of Withcott to join the association and support the cause.

You can join by emailing withcottprogress@ gmail.com.


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