Better conditions soon for drivers
MOTORISTS will soon experience safer travelling conditions on the Bruce Hwy between Loeskows and Inskip Rds at Booyal.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said a $700,000 pavement widening project now under way would improve the seven-kilometre stretch of highway.
“A wide centre line treatment will be constructed to provide greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions, reducing the potential for head-on collisions and allowing more space to pass vehicles stopped on the side of the road,” Mr Truss said.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said other works would include shoulder widening and improvements to embankments.
“The construction of a ‘clear zone’ on the side of the highway will also provide room for drivers to safely regain control of their vehicles if they actually leave the road,” Mr Pitt said.
Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the improvements would benefit motorists travelling the highway regularly.
“To carry out these works safely and efficiently, traffic controllers, single-lane closures and speed restrictions will be in place as required,” Mr Bailey said.
“Works will generally be carried out between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday and the project is expected to be finished in mid-2016, weather permitting.”
SMOOTH SAILING SOON: Roadworks north of Booyal on the Bruce Hwy have started.