Milton and George streets intersection upgrade

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Map of George and Milton streets intersection
Area: West and South Mackay
Published: November 26, 2019 - Archived


Mackay Regional Council is installing traffic lights at the intersection of Milton and George streets to improve the safety of all road users.

As part of the intersection upgrade, additional works includes:

  • Drainage improvements in the nearby park
  • New short-term parking (drop-off zone) in Evan Street opposite Mackay State High School
  • New footpath on the western side of Milton Street from Evan to George streets

This project is funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program and will be constructed in five stages.

Residents are advised of possible noise, dust and traffic disturbances associated with the project. Appropriate controls will be in place to minimise any impact.

While drainage works in the park occur, the park will have some restricted access from January 6, 2020.

When completing stages 3 and 4, George Street will be temporarily closed to local traffic only at the Milton Street intersection in two consecutive stages. The roundabout and traffic islands will be removed at night in the final stage.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works and ask that you obey signs and directions from traffic control to ensure the safety of all users.

Area: West and South Mackay
Published: November 26, 2019 - Archived


Mackay Regional Council is installing traffic lights at the intersection of Milton and George streets to improve the safety of all road users.

As part of the intersection upgrade, additional works includes:

  • Drainage improvements in the nearby park
  • New short-term parking (drop-off zone) in Evan Street opposite Mackay State High School
  • New footpath on the western side of Milton Street from Evan to George streets

This project is funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program and will be constructed in five stages.

Residents are advised of possible noise, dust and traffic disturbances associated with the project. Appropriate controls will be in place to minimise any impact.

While drainage works in the park occur, the park will have some restricted access from January 6, 2020.

When completing stages 3 and 4, George Street will be temporarily closed to local traffic only at the Milton Street intersection in two consecutive stages. The roundabout and traffic islands will be removed at night in the final stage.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works and ask that you obey signs and directions from traffic control to ensure the safety of all users.

  • PROJECT UDPATE #3: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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    about 2 months ago

    The Milton and George streets intersection upgrade is complete!

    Council have installed traffic lights at the intersection of Milton and George streets to improve the safety of all road users.

    Short-term parking has been created opposite Mackay State High School and drainage works have been completed in the park area.

    A new footpath has also been constructed on the western side of Milton Street from Evan to George streets.

    The Milton and George streets intersection upgrade is complete!

    Council have installed traffic lights at the intersection of Milton and George streets to improve the safety of all road users.

    Short-term parking has been created opposite Mackay State High School and drainage works have been completed in the park area.

    A new footpath has also been constructed on the western side of Milton Street from Evan to George streets.

  • PROJECT UPDATE #3: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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    5 months ago

    Western George Street is now open

    The project is currently ahead of schedule with stage four now complete.

    Western George Street is now open and the detour from George Street to Howard Street has been lifted.

    Ongoing drainage works are being carried out in Kemmis Park and the skate park remains operational. Works continue on the Milton Street footpath, from Evan to George streets, which has been delayed due to construction issues.

    The short-term parking across from Mackay State High School is now usable. Council advises motorists to be cautious as line marking is not yet complete.

    The removal of the Milton Street traffic island has been completed. The removal of the roundabout is expected to occur towards the end of March during night works to minimise the impact on motorists.

    Western George Street is now open

    The project is currently ahead of schedule with stage four now complete.

    Western George Street is now open and the detour from George Street to Howard Street has been lifted.

    Ongoing drainage works are being carried out in Kemmis Park and the skate park remains operational. Works continue on the Milton Street footpath, from Evan to George streets, which has been delayed due to construction issues.

    The short-term parking across from Mackay State High School is now usable. Council advises motorists to be cautious as line marking is not yet complete.

    The removal of the Milton Street traffic island has been completed. The removal of the roundabout is expected to occur towards the end of March during night works to minimise the impact on motorists.

  • PROJECT UPDATE #2: Thursday, January 16, 2020

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    6 months ago




    Stage 4: Western George Street road closure to begin Monday

    Full road closure will be implemented on George Street between Milton and Field streets from Monday, January 20. This section of road will be closed for approximately five weeks, weather permitting, and only accessible by local traffic. (Please see the local access map below.)

    This stage of the project involves road works on the western side of the intersection (about 50 metres) from Milton Street along George Street. Traffic lights will also be installed.

    This project is currently three weeks ahead of schedule. The eastern-side of the George Street intersection...




    Stage 4: Western George Street road closure to begin Monday

    Full road closure will be implemented on George Street between Milton and Field streets from Monday, January 20. This section of road will be closed for approximately five weeks, weather permitting, and only accessible by local traffic. (Please see the local access map below.)

    This stage of the project involves road works on the western side of the intersection (about 50 metres) from Milton Street along George Street. Traffic lights will also be installed.

    This project is currently three weeks ahead of schedule. The eastern-side of the George Street intersection is expected to reopen this Monday (January 20).

    As construction continues Milton Street will remain open to two-way traffic and the skate park will remain operational.

    Construction of short-term parking in Evan Street, opposite Mackay State High School, will be usable by motorists from this Monday. We ask motorists to be cautious as line marking will be completed after this date.

    Drainage works to Kemmis Park are scheduled to begin next week. Sections of the new footpath being constructed on the western-side of Milton Street are complete.


  • PROJECT UPDATE #1: - Friday, January 10, 2020

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    6 months ago




    Stage 3: Eastern George Street road closure to begin Monday

    Full road closure will be implemented on George Street between Milton and James streets from Monday, January 13. This section of road will be closed for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, and only accessible by local traffic. (Please see the local access map below.)

    This stage of the project involves road works on the eastern side of the intersection for 20 metres from Milton Street along George Street. Traffic lights will also be installed.

    After completion of this stage, full road closure will take place on George Street from Milton...




    Stage 3: Eastern George Street road closure to begin Monday

    Full road closure will be implemented on George Street between Milton and James streets from Monday, January 13. This section of road will be closed for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, and only accessible by local traffic. (Please see the local access map below.)

    This stage of the project involves road works on the eastern side of the intersection for 20 metres from Milton Street along George Street. Traffic lights will also be installed.

    After completion of this stage, full road closure will take place on George Street from Milton to Field streets while road works and traffic light installation are under way. This section of the road will be closed for approximately five weeks, weather permitting.

    The construction of short-term parking in Evan Street, opposite Mackay State High School, and works to install a footpath to the western side of Milton Street are under way.

    Should you have any questions contact the Community Engagement team on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) or via engagement@mackay.qld.gov.au