Safety worries at problem road

CHILDERS locals fear there will be a rise in accidents at the Doolbi fiveways, following work to widen Lucketts Road.

Resident Kevin Reepsdorff said he was worried the disregard drivers, especially heavy vehicle drivers, showed for the stop sign at Station Road would get worse when more traffic was using the road.

“Trucks come hurtling through the stop sign with no intention of stopping,” Mr Reepsdorff said.

Bundaberg Regional Councillor Wayne Honor said the council was aware of residents’ concerns.

“The current widening project is necessary to address the safety concerns associated with high traffic volumes on a narrow bitumen road, as well as to reduce the shoulder maintenance costs,” he said.

Cr Honor said it was likely traffic numbers on Lucketts Road would continue to increase in similar proportions to the increase in traffic on Goodwood Road and the Bruce Highway.

He said the council was also aware of concerns about restricted visibility from Station Road because of bamboo on the golf course, and arrangements had been made to remove the problematic foliage.

Cr Honor acknowledged an upgrade was needed.

“The intersection with Goodwood Road is a concern and we are having ongoing discussions with Main Roads about this issue,” he said.



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