CHANGE NEEDED: Dianne Quaile-Coleman wants to see change to McLean Road at Durong.
CHANGE NEEDED: Dianne Quaile-Coleman wants to see change to McLean Road at Durong. Claudia Williams

'It's too dangerous': Resident's plea for road fix

DIANNE Quaile-Coleman loves living in the South Burnett region but has stopped inviting friends to visit due to the condition of her road.

"We won't have any friends come over because some come in caravans and it is too dangerous for them,” she said.

"I won't go of a night time or at dusk because of the conditions of the road.”

Mrs Quaile-Coleman lives off McLean Rd at Durong and since October 2018 has added to the voices calling for the council to repair the road.

"There are wash outs in the middle of the road, the shoulders are breaking away, the shoulders are breaking away and the integrity of the road is no longer there,” she said.

"It is an open road but you can't drive like that.

"I drive anything from 10km/h to maximum 60km/h, you are just creeping some of the way because of the road and you don't want to end up in a washout.

"Last week the postie that comes down three times a week landed in one of the wash outs and snapped the wheel off his vehicle.”

Councillor Gavin Jones, the South Burnett Regional Council representative for roads and drainage, said McLean Rd would have a full formation grade working with a grader, water truck and roller.

Cr Jones said a crew was currently working on upgrading roads from Ironpot and would move from north to north west through to McLean Rd, which will receive a level two full formation grade as a matter of urgency as part of the roads upgrade program.

"I am very confident that over 12 months we will see a remarkable improvement in our roads,” he said.

"Every road needs improvement and I am there for the people and understand their frustration.”

Since launching the new road program in December Cr Jones said he has received positive feedback from the community and the program is on track.

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