Glad to see bar­ri­ers

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS | OPINION -

JUST lately I see the bar­ri­ers be­ing in­stalled by Qld TMR as a high­way safety pack­age.

Since the road’s orig­i­nal up­grade many peo­ple have died and badly in­jured by the lack of bar­ri­ers. This road from the open­ing was un­like NSW and VIC was poorly de­signed with steep drop off on each side.

It was se­verely crit­i­cised by lo­cals, RACQ, etc but TMR and the State Gov­ern­ment at the time de­fended it with gusto. Pity the TMR man­agers, de­sign­ers and en­gi­neers could not be sued or we would have had a bet­ter road from the start.

A few years I have been pushed off this road by a B-dou­ble with nowhere to go but was very lucky as the drop off was not as bad in some ar­eas.

I am very glad to see the work car­ried out if only years later.

— David Mont­gomery


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