Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Safety improvements for Apple Tree Creek

Safety upgrades at two intersections north of Apple Tree Creek will begin in the coming months to improve road conditions for motorists.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the jointly funded $14.9 million works would include widened centerlines, protected right and left turning lanes at Hebbards Road and the intersection of North South Road and Kevin Livingston Drive.

North South Road and Kevin Livingston Drive will also be realigned to improve driver visibility.

"This intersection was identified by constituents who called my office to say something needs to be done and I’m pleased to see that work is due to start soon," Mr Pitt said.

"Improvements to this stretch of the Bruce Highway will mean better access for freight, more jobs and safer conditions for residents, but also motorists who might be travelling for business or recreation.

"The Coalition Government is funding the lion’s share of these works under the Bruce Highway – Pavement Widening – Caboolture to St Lawrence Package.

"We are providing more than $80 million to that program to help fix sections of the Bruce Highway throughout our region – and I’m very pleased to see big dollars going into this local project."

Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett said he welcomed these important upgrades and thanked Mr Pitt for listening to residents and acting on those concerns to make our roads safer.

"This intersection has been the center of discussion for some time and these upgrades will mean a safer journey for motorists," Mr Bennett said.

"These safety upgrades will almost certainly prevent unnecessary tragedies. This is a win for the local community and motorists."

For more information about the works, please contact Transport and Main Roads on 1300 728 390 during business hours, or email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au

Authorised by Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, 41b Woongarra Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670

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