Im­prov­ing our roads

$4.5M FOR ATC ROADS ISIS CEN­TRAL STILL WAIT­ING CALLS FOR BUNNS RD UP­GRADE

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

THE drive through Ap­ple Tree Creek is set to be­come much safer with $4.5 mil­lion worth of road safety up­grades.

Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett braved Fri­day’s tor­ren­tial rain to share de­tails about the project with Town & Coun­try, and said it would mean a much safer jour­ney for mo­torists.

“I’m ex­tremely pleased to see th­ese safety up­grades get un­der way,” Mr Bennett said.

“Ap­ple Tree Creek Hall Rd is one of the worst in­ter­sec­tions in the elec­torate.

“Fam­i­lies and mo­torists will ben­e­fit from the projects by hav­ing a safer jour­ney trav­el­ling home, to school, work and to their fam­i­lies.

“Any ini­tia­tive which can pre­vent the tragedy of death on our roads is wel­come.”

Five in­ter­sec­tions with the Bruce Hwy are set to be im­proved, with Old Creek /Chews Rds, An­der­sen St/Rosen­stat Ln, Old Creek Rd/rest area, Ap­ple Tree Creek Hall/Duguid Rds, and Cock­ing St all to ben­e­fit.

Four of those are near the ex­ist­ing rest area and show­grounds.

The up­grades are not with­out con­se­quence how­ever, with high­way ac­cess to other small roads set to be closed.

This will mean mo­torists will have to use the up­graded in­ter­sec­tions, adding a small de­lay to travel time.

Mr Bennett said projects use cost-ef­fec­tive, road en­gi­neer­ing treat­ments to ad­dress crash hot spots.

Trans­port and Main Roads have al­ready be­gun a de­tailed de­sign of the up­grades, which are ex­pected to be fin­ished by July.

PHOTO:MATTHEWM­CIN­ER­NEY

Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett an­nounces mil­lions of dol­lars

worth of road up­grades for the Bruce Hwy at Ap­ple

Tree Creek.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

SAFER TRIP: Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett an­nounces mil­lions of dol­lars worth of road up­grades for the Bruce Hwy at Ap­ple Tree Creek.

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