Road­works cause de­lays south of Childers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

IF YOU’RE trav­el­ling south from Childers or Gin Gin this month take a deep breath and be pa­tient.

A se­ries of safety im­prove­ments to the Bruce Hwy will re­quire some short-term de­lays for long-term gains.

Drivers can ex­pect to wait up to an hour when trav­el­ling be­tween Gin Gin and south to Gympie.

Ar­eas in­cluded in the up­grades are south of Gu­nalda, Glen­wood, Ti­nana, Alder­shot, south of Tor­ban­lea and three ar­eas be­tween Howard and Ap­ple Tree Creek.

The Tor­ban­lea, Ap­ple Tree Creek and Alder­shot works are ex­pected to be fin­ished by the mid­dle of the month.

The road­works just south of Gu­nalda are part of an over­all up­grade to co­in­cide with the con­struc­tion of the new $10 mil­lion United service hub due to open in late Novem­ber.

At Glen­wood, road widen­ing is be­ing un­der­taken to im­prove safety for traf­fic trav­el­ling in op­po­site di­rec­tions, and is part of $9 mil­lion worth of state and fed­eral fund­ing.

The works at Ti­nana are part of a planned $38 mil­lion up­grade to the in­ter­change, which is fore­cast to be fin­ished by the mid­dle of next year.

As with other sites, a wider cen­tre line will be in­stalled in that area, as well as the re­moval of the Gympie Rd south­bound off-ramp, to be re­placed with one con­nect­ing to Iin­dah Rd.

The ex­ist­ing Three Mile Rd in­ter­sec­tion will be moved to ac­com­mo­date a new north­bound off-ramp.

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