A SERIOUS accident and numerous near misses at one of the main thoroughfares to Nundle has forced Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) to take action.
Drivers tend to cut the corner at the intersection of Lindsays Gap Road and Nundle Road, as it's on a skew.
Complaints have been made to the council about the safety of the intersection, and work to fix the problem is expected to start towards the end of this month.
Resident's concerns have been raised in the last 12 months, and while there's not a lot of traffic it does attract some large vehicles, the council's infrastructure and roads manager Murray Russell said.
"The nature of that intersection is there is a tendency for people to cut the corner and that has been flagged by a few people who might have experienced a near-miss," he said.
"What we have sought to do is just put some better controls in place like a traffic island to force people to stay on the correct side of the road.
"So the intersection will be made a little wider, again to allow people to stay in their own lanes and improve the visibility through there and help drivers make decisions about their movements in that intersection."
The upgrade is funded through the state government's regional roads program, and it won't be long before users can expect to see construction underway.
Mr Russell said it's a risk worth mitigating. "As a roads authority we don't like to see any road users get hurt," he said.
The intersection will include a concrete median strip and be achieved by widening the southbound lane on Nundle Road.
Improved signage, intersection line marking and a guard rail will also be installed.
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