Upgrade to re­gion’s roads

Isis Town and Country - - News -

BUILD­ING is set to start on a $4.5 mil­lion Bruce Hwy pro­ject to upgrade var­i­ous in­ter­sec­tions be­tween Ap­ple Tree Creek and Childers in the com­ing weeks.

The pro­ject will im­prove safety and op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency for the 6500 road users who use this sec­tion of the high­way each day, 23% of th­ese be­ing heavy ve­hi­cle oper­a­tors.

The pro­ject is funded un­der the Queens­land Govern­ment’s Safer Roads Sooner pro­gram, which in­volves im­ple­ment­ing high-ben­e­fit, cost-ef­fec­tive road en­gi­neer­ing treat­ments that ad­dress known crash sites on the net­work.

Build­ing will gen­er­ally be car­ried out from Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 6am and 6pm, with some night-time and week­end works un­der­taken as re­quired.

Traf­fic con­trollers, tem­po­rary sin­gle-lane and in­ter­sec­tion clo­sures and speed re­stric­tions will also be in place as re­quired to en­sure the safety of road users and road work­ers.

Given the high vol­ume of traf­fic along the high­way, im­pacts to the trav­el­ling pub­lic will be un­avoid­able.

Ev­ery ef­fort will be made to min­imise dis­rup­tions how­ever mo­torists should fac­tor in ad­di­tional travel time for their jour­ney.

Road Tek is de­liv­er­ing con­struc­tion works, which are ex­pected to take about six months.

An­der­son St/Rosen­stet Ln in­ter­sec­tion

Build­ing ded­i­cated left- and right-turn lanes on the high­way to sep­a­rate through and turn­ing traf­fic.

ATC Hall Rd/Duguid Rd in­ter­sec­tion

Build­ing ded­i­cated left- and right-turn lanes on the high­way to sep­a­rate through and turn­ing traf­fic.

Road­side park­ing will also be for­malised in front of the busi­nesses on Drum­mond St through line­mark­ing.

Old Creek Rd (north)/Dar­win St in­ter­sec­tion

Build­ing ded­i­cated left- and right-turn lanes on the high­way to sep­a­rate through and turn­ing traf­fic.

Cock­ing St in­ter­sec­tion

All right in/right out move­ments will be re­stricted at the in­ter­sec­tion in an ef­fort to im­prove safety.

North­bound mo­torists will need to use the up­graded ATC Hall Rd in­ter­sec­tion to ac­cess the high­way.

Road crews will be work­ing at mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions through­out the build­ing pe­riod to com­plete works as quickly as pos­si­ble.

At times, there may be a need to tem­po­rar­ily close var­i­ous in­ter­sec­tions along the high­way. An­der­son, Pleash and Cock­ing Sts may re­quire ex­tended clo­sures to progress works as quickly as pos­si­ble. Traf­fic con­trollers will be in place at nearby in­ter­sec­tions to help with safe high­way ac­cess.

Al­though mo­torists may not see works un­der way as they travel through a site, speed lim­its can be re­duced due to changed traf­fic con­di­tions such as nar­row lanes and works be­side the road, un­clear line mark­ing or changed pave­ment con­di­tions.

All road users are re­minded that road­work speed lim­its are en­force­able.

The pro­ject team is com­mit­ted to keep­ing ev­ery­one in­formed with timely and ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion to min­imise dis­rup­tion.

You can reg­is­ter your email ad­dress to re­ceive elec­tronic pro­ject up­dates.

Email bund­aberg.of­fice@tmr.qld.gov.au or call the pro­ject team on 1300 728 390.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON BIT260116ATCROAD

ROAD­WORKS AHEAD: Res­i­dents of ATC and Childers will see new works start­ing within the com­ing weeks.

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