Monto Rd upgrade announced
A SECTION of the Gladstone Monto Rd is earmarked for a $700,000 upgrade, to start later this month.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey announced yesterday work will begin on a one-kilometre section of the road immediately to the south of Nagoorin.
“This narrow, sealed, singlelane section of road, south of Nagoorin, will be widened to eight metres and bitumen-surfaced,” Mr Bailey said.
“These works will help improve safety, and come after we completed the jointly funded $1.1 million Dawes Range reconstruction project, reopening Gladstone-Monto Rd to heavy vehicles on May 4.”
Gladstone Monto Rd is is in the spotlight after a logging truck rollover on Monday.
When asked if he would be prepared to visit the region, Mr Bailey said he was “happy to visit roads across our vast network when timing allows”.