Scramble crossing complete at busy intersection

Published: 14 Jun 2021

The scramble crossing at the intersection of Milton and Alfred streets is now operational in time for the popular Mackay Show.

The crossing, which is a first for the region allows pedestrians to cross the intersection in any direction, at the same time.

The traffic lights at the intersection stop vehicles in all directions and have a 30-second crossing timer which allows large numbers of pedestrians to cross safely.

Pedestrians are advised that that it is safe to continue crossing while the pedestrian light flashes red, up until it stops completely.

Those familiar with this City Centre intersection know how busy it becomes when events such as the Mackay Show and visiting entertainment troupes and circus are operating in the area.

The crossing will help to improve pedestrian flow and safety at peak operating times for the businesses operating within the Showgrounds precinct as well as Saturday’s farmers’ markets.

This intersection project was funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program.