Road­works on Isis Hwy

Up­grades to Cum­mins Rd, Bonna Rd and Palomino Ave

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

MO­TORISTS will soon ex­pe­ri­ence safer trav­el­ling con­di­tions on the Isis Hwy with a $3 mil­lion project set to kick off next week to up­grade three in­ter­sec­tions.

Wide Bay Bur­nett dis­trict di­rec­tor Scott Whi­taker said the Cum­mins Rd, Bonna Rd and Palomino Ave in­ter­sec­tions would be up­graded as part of the works.

“At the Cum­mins Rd in­ter­sec­tion, a ded­i­cated right-turn lane will be built on the high­way to pro­vide pro­tec­tion for turn­ing ve­hi­cles and the ex­ist­ing road sur­face will be re­paired,” Mr Whi­taker said.

“A right-turn lane will also be built at the Bonna Rd in­ter­sec­tion, im­prov­ing safety and ef­fi­ciency along the high­way by sep­a­rat­ing through and turn­ing traf­fic.

“A sec­tion of road near Palomino Ave has de­te­ri­o­rated in re­cent years so while in the area, we plan to un­der­take works to pro­vide a smoother sur­face and re­duce fu­ture main­te­nance costs.”

Mr Whi­taker said to carry out th­ese works safely and ef­fi­ciently, traf­fic con­trollers, sin­gle-lane clo­sures and speed re­stric­tions would be in place as re­quired.

“Works will gen­er­ally be car­ried out be­tween 6am and 6pm, Mon­day to Fri­day, with oc­ca­sional works un­der­taken on a Satur­day if re­quired,” he said.

“Ev­ery ef­fort will be made to min­imise dis­rup­tions dur­ing peak times.

“Mo­torists are re­minded to ob­serve all warn­ing sig­nage when ap­proach­ing the road works site and be aware of changed con­di­tions, such as re­duced speed lim­its and queued traf­fic, and adapt their driv­ing be­hav­iour ac­cord­ingly.

Road­Tek will de­liver the works on be­half of the depart­ment, which are ex­pected to be fin­ished by April 2015, weather per­mit­ting.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please phone the lo­cal Trans­port and Main Roads of­fice in Bund­aberg on 1300 728 390 dur­ing business hours or email bund­aberg. of­fice@tmr.qld.gov.au.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN060712FIX1

ROAD RE­PAIRS: Work on three in­ter­sec­tions on the Isis Hwy will be up­graded start­ing next week.

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