SLOW DOWN: The same vehicle-activated warning signs have been used to great effect on the Burnett Highway at Binjour, reducing speed on the sharp bend.
SLOW DOWN: The same vehicle-activated warning signs have been used to great effect on the Burnett Highway at Binjour, reducing speed on the sharp bend.

Safety upgrade for Burnett Highway

TWELVE projects across the Wide Bay Burnett region have been given the green light to rollout in 2018/19 under the Safer Roads Sooner initiative, including a $75,000 project in the North Burnett.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the long-running initiative continued to provide tangible safety benefits for Queenslanders.

"Safer Roads Sooner is one of our strongest road safety improvement programs and focuses on high benefit, cost effective road engineering treatments that address known and potential crash locations,” Mr Bailey said.

"Any death on our roads is one too many, so initiatives like this are vital to making sure we have the safest possible road network available to motorists.”

Safety improvements in the North Burnett include $75,000 to install vehicle activated signs on a sharp bend along the Burnett Highway, about 25 kilometres north of Monto, to alert motorists if they are travelling too fast.

Mr Bailey said the upgrades were scheduled to take place this financial year.

"In preparation for the works, project officers will contact surrounding residents at each site and provide information about the scope of works and any impacts,” he said.

"This announcement is fantastic news for each area and I would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience when my department undertakes the works.”


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