High­way up­grade to im­prove safety

Mur­gon-Gayndah Rd in­ter­sec­tion works un­der way

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS WELCOME - Kather­ine Mor­ris kather­ine.mor­ris@ south­bur­nett­times.com.au

ROADWORKS have started to boost safety on the Bur­nett Hwy in­ter­sec­tion with a Mur­gon-Gayndah Rd up­grade on the way.

Main Roads Min­is­ter Mark Bai­ley said the $297,000 Safer Roads Sooner pro­ject would make turn­ing at the in­ter­sec­tion much safer for mo­torists.

“The in­ter­sec­tion cur­rently has a com­bined lane for mo­torists trav­el­ling straight through the in­ter­sec­tion and those turn­ing right from the Bur­nett Hwy,” he said.

“This up­grade will sep­a­rate the through and turn­ing traf­fic, and pro­vide mo­torists with a ded­i­cated turn lane to al­low them to safely turn right into the Mur­gon-Gayndah Road.”

Mr Bai­ley said while mo­torists would ex­pe­ri­ence some mi­nor de­lays while work was un­der way, the im­prove­ments would make it worth­while in the long run.

He said work would be car­ried out be­tween 6am and 6pm from Mon­day to Fri­day and should be fin­ished within the next month, weather per­mit­ting.

“Mo­torists are re­minded to ob­serve all warn­ing sig­nage when driv­ing through the roadworks and be aware of changed con­di­tions, in­clud­ing re­duced speed lim­its, traf­fic con­trollers and sin­gle-lane clo­sures.

“Mo­torists should also check QLDTraf­fic.qld.gov.au for up­dates and plan ad­di­tional travel time for their jour­ney,” Mr Bai­ley said.

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