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Works have started on improving a trio of intersections on bustling Nicklin Way.

The upgrades are set to help reduce congestion and the potential for read-end crashes.

The project will extend the right-turn lanes from Nicklin Way at the Anuna Street-Piringa Street, Regatta Boulevard and Moondara Drive intersections.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads recently made changes to the traffic signal phasing related to the right-turn movement at these junctions.

To support the changes, the extended lanes are set to provide additional capacity for vehicles leaving Nicklin Way.

TMR North Coast Region regional director Scott Whitaker said works should take about four months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting, and will be carried out at night to reduce impacts to nearby businesses and road users.

Traffic at a standstill.

“Road safety is the department’s top priority, and we are committed to improving conditions at these intersections,” he said via a TMR media release.

“These works will increase the storage capacity of the right-turn lanes thereby improving safety for road users at these three Nicklin Way intersections.

“Works are recently started and are being undertaken at night to minimise disruptions for local business and road users.

“This project is being delivered under the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, which aims to improve road safety by implementing high-benefit, cost-effective treatments.

“Every effort will be made to keep disruptions and noise to a minimum while works are undertaken.

“We understand roadworks can be frustrating and acknowledge the cooperation and patience of residents and businesses while we deliver these important safety improvements.”

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