Member hits the road for campaign
AS CANDIDATES jumped into election mode, Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett has used as many opportunities as possible to head to the Isis region.
He kicked his campaign off in Childers last Wednesday and returned on Friday to inspect Isis Hwy upgrades.
Several sections of the highway are being upgraded, specifically near the Hutchins, Wyatts and Sawmill Rds.
Mr Bennett said the project was a win for local families and industry, who relied on the safe link 6km south-west of Childers.
“The works involve minor shoulder widening, culvert modifications and improved warning signage over a 4km stretch of the highway,” Mr Bennett said.
“Teams have started clearing vegetation to increase the roadside clear zone at various locations to allow straying vehicles the opportunity to recover without causing significant damage to either the vehicle or its occupants.
“Safety barriers will also be installed at various locations and will incorporate railings to prevent motorcyclists from sliding underneath or into the steel posts of fixed barriers if they fall off their bikes.”
The work is due to be completed by the middle of the year.