Residents in a rage over roads
DUSTY in dry weather and dangerous to drive on when it rains — these are the conditions that frustrate residents of Three Chain Road.
Joanne and Julian Wiseman, who have lived on the Riverview road for five years, had been hoping the road would be sealed, but their hopes were dashed last week when Bundaberg Regional councillor Danny Rowleson wrote to them with the news it was not to be.
“We are bitterly disappointed it’s been put in the too-hard basket,” Mrs Wiseman said.
“If they can’t tar the road, at least they could cut it off so only residents use it and then there wouldn’t be so much dust.”
Part of the problem is big trucks and people towing caravans and boats to get to Riverview and Elliott Heads.
Mrs Wiseman said the vehicles kicked up dust and damaged the road surface, leaving huge potholes.
Because of poor drainage the road is also dangerous to travel on in wet weather.
Cr Rowleson said he was “devastated” when a proposal he moved in council to have the road turned into a cul-de-sac was defeated in council.
“I’m trying to attack it from a different front, and I’m seeking information from the police on crash statistics,” he said.
Cr Rowleson said he had travelled on the road recently and felt it was unsafe to drive at more than 20kmh.
“I hope to mount another proposal to have the cul-de-sac issue reconsidered,” he said.
“We also need to fix up the drainage issue and redirect traffic down Back Springfield Road, which is due to have money spent on it to bitumen it.”
Cr Rowleson said that would save maintenance costs until there was money to fix the situation.