Highway upgrade to improve safety
Murgon-Gayndah Rd intersection works under way
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.