MELTING ROAD: The corner of Kevin Livingston Drive and the Isis Highway is in serious need of repairs.
MELTING ROAD: The corner of Kevin Livingston Drive and the Isis Highway is in serious need of repairs. Jodie Dixon

Scorching temperatures wrecking havoc on our roads

AS SUMMER approaches and the temperature rises, Queensland roads and highways reach melting point.

Concerned locals have raised their issues with the council to address the poor condition of parts of the Isis Highway.

One concerning area of the highway is the corner of Kevin Livingston Drive and the Isis Highway.

The poorly repaired intersection cops a battering from heavy cane trucks and highway traffic.

On hot days locals report that the road melts and gravel is peppered over cars as they drive through the area.

Paul McCarragher said the corner been repaired "I don't know how many times but always ends up with the tar coming off".

"It's melting in the sun. This corner has been a problem for years," Mr McCarragher said.

Mr McCarragher said that on hot days, heavy trucks leave tyre prints and have created potholes in the road.

"The section has been supposedly fixed four times and each time reverts back to the problem," he said.

Mr McCarragher had in the past notified the council of the intersection. His concerns have yet to be acted on.

"The council forward you to Main Roads and they don't seem to care," he said.

"The highway was repaired at the location about a year ago and more needs to be done." With summer only weeks away, Mr McCarragher hopes the road is repaired before more damage is done to the road and vehicles.



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