Up­grade wel­comed

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JIM ALOUAT

IN A win for the Childers com­mu­nity, the no­to­ri­ous Bruce Hwy and Adies Rd in­ter­sec­tion will re­ceive a much-needed up­grade to im­prove its safety.

The safety im­prove­ment works in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of flag light­ing to im­prove driver aware­ness of the in­ter­sec­tion and min­imise the po­ten­tial for con­flict with turn­ing traf­fic at night.

Bur­nett MP Stephen Ben­nett, who has cam­paigned on be­half of Adies Rd res­i­dents, said he wel­comed the news.

“I’m pleased we have been able to achieve a pos­i­tive re­sult for the peo­ple of Adies Rd and of course the wider com­mu­nity who use this busy in­ter­sec­tion,” he said.

“I con­grat­u­late Adies Rd res­i­dents for be­ing proac­tive in bring­ing this to my at­ten­tion and to­gether we have been able to achieve a much safer in­ter­sec­tion.”

Adies Rd res­i­dent Steve Gib­bin said the safety up­grades were es­sen­tial.

“We need it to be safer,” he said.

“I haven’t had a crash but my wife has.”

Mr Gib­bin said res­i­dents were ex­cited that their con­cerns had not fallen on deaf ears.

“We want to thank Stephen Ben­nett for what he’s done,” he said.

Mr Ben­nett said the mi­nor up­grades were a great start but more needed to be done.

“I have been ad­vised that Adies Rd in­ter­sec­tion is be­ing con­sid­ered for wide cen­tre line treat­ment un­der a new pro­gram the Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads is de­vel­op­ing,” he said.

“I ea­gerly await TMR’s feed­back on this and am hope­ful it will be ap­proved in the near fu­ture.”

The mi­nor road­works are ex­pected to be com­pleted next week, weather per­mit­ting. The in­ter­sec­tion is also be­ing con­sid­ered for an up­grade un­der the Bruce Hwy safety pro­gram.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

SAFETY CON­CERNS: Bur­nett MP Stephen Ben­nett helped a large group of Adies Rd res­i­dents pur­sue an up­grade to the in­ter­sec­tion with Bruce Hwy at Isis Cen­tral.

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