LOAD LIMIT: Sandy Brown is upset by the heavy vehicles wrecking the by-pass that goes past her house as a detour around St Agnes Bridge. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
LOAD LIMIT: Sandy Brown is upset by the heavy vehicles wrecking the by-pass that goes past her house as a detour around St Agnes Bridge. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Heavy trucks spark ire

A WALLAVILLE woman wants Bundaberg Regional Council to do more to stop heavy trucks using a bypass near her home.

Sandie Brown said the St Agnes Bridge on Walla Rd had been closed for repairs after the flood.

"Now we've got a bypass road running down near our driveway," she said.

Mrs Brown said there was a 15-tonne load limit and a 20kmh speed limit on the road.

But she said heavily laden trucks were flouting both limits.

Mrs Brown said despite complaints to the council nothing was being done to stop the trucks.

She said particular companies were to blame.

Mrs Brown also said school buses used the road.

"The road's very narrow," she said. "If you put a semi and a school bus here they won't get through."

Mrs Brown said the trucks were causing a dust problem for her, but she was more worried by the safety issue.

"We were told it would only be three weeks, but it's five weeks at the end of this week," she said.

"It could be another couple of weeks."

A council spokesman said the St Agnes Bridge was being repaired and was closed to all traffic.

However the council needed to access the work site around the bridge.

The detour for vehicles to access the bridge site was via a detour track that takes vehicles past the Browns' residence.

He said the trucks were engaged in flood recovery work, and the detour site and crossing had a load limit of 15 tonnes.

Council officers had spoken with company representatives and drivers and reinforced a requirement that a load limit applied.

He said the detour road was fully constructed, had traffic light control and the road also contained "speed bumps" to ensure a 20kmh speed limit was observed.
 



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