‘FIX OUR ROAD’: RESIDENT’S PLEA
Councillor responds after woman speaks out about ‘dangerous’ McLean Rd in Durong
DIANNE Quaile-Coleman loves everything about living in Durong, except one thing: her uneven, dangerous road which she says is in such bad condition, it has stopped her friends from visiting.
Now, she has called on the council to fix her road.
DIANNE Quaile-Coleman loves living in the South Burnett region but has stopped inviting friends to visit due to the condition of her road.
“We won’t have any friends come over because some come in caravans and it is too dangerous for them,” Mrs Quaile-Coleman said.
“I won’t go of a night time or at dusk because of the conditions of the road.”
Mrs Quaile-Coleman lives off McLean Rd at Durong and in October joined the voices calling for the council to repair the road.
“There are washouts in the middle of the road, the shoulders are breaking away and the integrity of the road is no longer there,” she said.
“It is an open road but you can’t drive like that.
“I drive anything from 10km/h to maximum 60km/h, you are just creeping some of the way because of the road and you don’t want to end up in a washout.
“Last week the postie that comes down three times a week landed in one of the washouts and snapped the wheel off his vehicle.”
Councillor Gavin Jones, the South Burnett Regional Council representative for roads and drainage, said McLean Rd would have a full formation grade working with a grader, water truck and roller.
Cr Jones said a crew was working on upgrading roads from Ironpot and would move from north to north west through to McLean Rd, which would be repaired as a matter of urgency.
“I am very confident that over 12 months we will see a remarkable improvement in our roads,” he said.
“Every road needs improvement and I am there for the people and understand their frustration.”
CHANGE NEEDED: Dianne Quaile-Coleman wants to see change to McLean Rd at Durong.