ROAD SIGNS DAMAGED BETWEEN MULGILDIE AND MONTO
Concern for safety on road from Mulgildie to Monto
A 25-YEAR-OLD man has been charged after almost 40 road signs were vandalised from Monto to Mulgildie.
Along the road, sign posts have been almost systematically knocked over, bent backwards and turned over.
Monto Police Constable Michael Schmidt said the man was charged on Monday.
North Burnett Regional Council acting CEO Ray Burton said it was a disappointing display of behaviour.
“Given that the signs are for road safety purposes and are genuine hazard warnings for motorists, placing people’s lives at risk is a stupid and foolhardy step,” Mr Burton said.
As the Burnett Highway is a state-controlled road, the council will be discussing repairs with the Department of Main Roads.
Mr Burton said the plan was to get the signs re-erected as soon as possible.
“The signs are not far out of Monto and they’re on bends, so it’s quite a dangerous road at this point if these directional signs and hazard signs don’t get re-erected, so we’ll be taking this matter up with TMR as soon as we can,” he said.
Mr Burton said motorists using the road should travel with caution until the signs were replaced.
The accused will appear in Monto Magistrates Court on February 22.