De­tour a stretch for driv­ers

Up­grade to close busy road un­til end of year

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

MO­TORISTS could be in for a longer trip next time they try to zip down Monto-Mount Perry Rd.

The im­por­tant stretch of road closed on Tues­day and will not re­open un­til works are com­pleted in late 2015, weather per­mit­ting.

Trans­port and Main Roads Wide Bay/Bur­nett dis­trict di­rec­tor Scott Whi­taker said the type of work in­volved and the nar­row­ness of the ex­ist­ing road con­trib­uted to the decision to close the road be­tween the Bur­nett Hwy and Ker­wee Rd.

“This is the safest and quick­est way for the con­struc­tion team to com­plete the works and we thank North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil for their co-op­er­a­tion in or­gan­is­ing this de­tour,” Mr Whi­taker said. “We also ap­pre­ci­ate the pa­tience of the lo­cal com­mu­nity while we un­der­take th­ese im­por­tant works.

“Res­i­dents and prop­erty own­ers will still have ac­cess to their prop­er­ties, how­ever all through traf­fic will be re­quired to de­tour via Ker­wee Rd.”

The Monto-Mount Perry Rd up­grade will be de­liv­ered by CMC on be­half of Trans­port and Main Roads.

More in­for­ma­tion: visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search “Monto–Mount Perry Road”, email bund­aberg.of­fice@tmr.qld. gov.au or phone TMR’s Bund­aberg of­fice on 1300 728 390.

Scott Whi­taker, TMR Wide Bay/Bur­nett dis­trict di­rec­tor This is the safest and quick­est way for the con­struc­tion team to com­plete the works...

PHOTO: SCOTTIE SIMMONDS BUN131210RAI1

SAFEST OP­TION: The Monto-Mount Perry Rd up­grade is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of year, weather per­mit­ting. In the mean­time, mo­torists are asked to de­tour via Ker­wee Rd.

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