Safety upgrade for section of highway

THE Bruce Highway and Adies Road intersection will be given a safety upgrade, Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett announced this week.

Mr Bennett received notification that funds had been allocated for minor safety improvement works at the notorious intersection.

The works are in response to Mr Bennett's campaign on behalf of Adies Rd residents for a safety upgrade.

"I welcome this safety upgrade, which includes the installation of flag lighting to improve motorists' awareness of the intersection, and minimise the potential for conflict with turning traffic at night," Mr Bennett said.

"I'm pleased we have been able to achieve a positive result for the people of Adies Rd and of course the wider community who use this busy intersection.

"I congratulate Adies Road residents for being proactive in bringing this to my attention and together we have been able to achieve a much safer intersection."

Mr Bennett said while he was pleased to see the intersection would minor safety upgrades, he would continue to push for further works to greater ensure the safety of motorists. 

"This is an important step in the right direction and I will continue to campaign on behalf of the community to see this intersection approved for further upgrades, including the implementation of wide centre line treatments and other works," he said.

"I have been advised that Adies Rd intersection is also currently being considered for wide centre line treatment under a new program TMR is developing. I eagerly await TMR's feedback on this and am hopeful it will be approved in the near future."

The works are expected to be completed by next week, weather permitting.

The intersection is also being considered for an upgrade under the Bruce Highway safety program.



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