Safety first in road upgrade
THE Department of Transport and Main Roads has kept its promise that the upgrade of the George and Victoria Sts intersection at Biggenden would be completed by the end of June.
Contractor Graeme McDermid Linemarking completed the work over two days earlier this week.
Main Roads took on board the Central and North Burnett Times’ and Biggenden residents’ concerns about daily near misses at the intersection before there was a fatality.
The department originally said the intersection met current standards, with give way signage and linemarking in place, and was highly visible but residents disagreed as at the time linemarking was virtually invisible.
After further publicity and urging by the public, Main Roads completed another road safety assessment of the intersection.
Main Roads has installed an extra give way sign on J&J Motors’ side of the intersection.
Time will tell whether the highly visible line marking now in place will slow down motorists.
FIXING A PROBLEM: Graeme McDermid and employee and nephew Travis McDermid have been busy this week upgrading the George and Victoria St intersection at Biggenden.