MELT­ING ROADS

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By JODIE DIXON

AS SUM­MER ap­proaches and the tem­per­a­ture rises, Queens­land roads and high­ways reach melt­ing point.

Con­cerned lo­cals have raised their is­sues with the coun­cil to ad­dress the poor con­di­tion of parts of the Isis High­way.

One con­cern­ing area of the high­way is the cor­ner of Kevin Liv­ingston Drive and the Isis High­way.

The poorly re­paired in­ter­sec­tion cops a bat­ter­ing from heavy cane trucks and high­way traf­fic.

On hot days lo­cals re­port that the road melts and gravel is pep­pered over cars as they drive through the area.

Paul McCar­ragher said the cor­ner been re­paired “I don’t know how many times but al­ways ends up with the tar com­ing off”.

“It’s melt­ing in the sun. This cor­ner has been a prob­lem for years,” Mr McCar­ragher said.

Mr McCar­ragher said that on hot days, heavy trucks leave tyre prints and have cre­ated pot­holes in the road.

“The sec­tion has been sup­pos­edly fixed four times and each time re­verts back to the prob­lem,” he said.

Mr McCar­ragher had in the past no­ti­fied the coun­cil of the in­ter­sec­tion. His con­cerns have yet to be acted on.

“The coun­cil for­ward you to Main Roads and they don’t seem to care,” he said.

“The high­way was re­paired at the lo­ca­tion about a year ago and more needs to be done.” With sum­mer only weeks away, Mr McCar­ragher hopes the road is re­paired be­fore more dam­age is done to the road and ve­hi­cles.

Paul McCar­ragher It’s melt­ing in the sun. This cor­ner has been a prob­lem for years

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

MELT­ING ROAD: The cor­ner of Kevin Liv­ingston Drive and the Isis High­way is in se­ri­ous need of re­pairs.

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