Spread word about Monto, Mt Perry roads
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.