Spread word about Monto, Mt Perry roads

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - — Jack Muller

I WOULD be in­ter­ested in hear­ing from mo­torists who trav­elled to and from Monto and Bund­aberg on April 3 and 4.

We headed to Bund­aberg on April 3 for a med­i­cal ap­point­ment not know­ing what road con­di­tions to ex­pect.

On reach­ing the turn-off to Mt Perry we were pleas­antly sur­prised to find the lights not op­er­at­ing (in­di­cat­ing the road was open) so pro­ceeded on that route.

The Splin­ter Creek bridge had been cleaned up and there were no bar­ri­cades.

We reached the river to find the cause­way un­der wa­ter and a bar­ri­cade across the road.

The new bridge ap­peared to be pass­able but there were no rail­ings and work­ers were about.

I spoke to a work­man and told him that the lights were not flash­ing.

He said he would tell the boss.

We then re­turned to the high­way and trav­elled via Ker­wee Rd.

At the other end the road was bar­ri­caded and the lights were flash­ing.

Be­fore re­turn­ing home the next af­ter­noon I rang the Main Roads of­fice in Bund­aberg and spoke at length.

I in­formed the of­fice about the lights not flash­ing at the Monto end.

If the Mt Perry – Monto road was closed I would have trav­elled via Kalpowar had that road been open.

In the end I was as­sured that both roads were closed.

On ar­riv­ing at the Ker­wee Rd turn-off we found the lights flash­ing but the bar­ri­cade had been re­moved.

This was con­fus­ing but I did not take the risk and trav­elled the long way round to dis­cover that the lights at that end were still not flash­ing and there was still no bar­ri­cade.

Af­ter talk­ing to a few peo­ple I have been told that the Monto – Mt Perry road was open on the Tues­day so I would be in­ter­ested to hear from peo­ple who did find that.

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