16 MARCH - IMPROVED ROAD SAFETY DRIVES ROSEVALE ROADWORKS
Council has commenced work on an intersection at Rosevale as part of a federally-funded program helping to improve road safety.
Mayor Greg Christensen said the project to improve the three-way intersection of Tarome Road, Old Rosevale Road and Rosevale Aratula Road had been funded under the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme aimed at reducing the road toll.
"Council is committed to maintaining and improving the Scenic Rim's network of local roads and bridges to provide safe and sustainable transport infrastructure for the community," he said.
"Funding from the Federal and State governments, through initiatives such as the Black Spot Programme and Roads 2 Recovery, helps Council to deliver important road improvements for our community and regional economy."
The Rosevale road works will include the removal of vegetation, widening of the road and the seal on the curve, as well as the installation of guardrails.
Improvements to the intersection will allow two vehicles to pass safely on the curve and there will be greater skid resistance combined with improved safety and sight distance through the removal of roadside hazards.
Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the Rosevale roadworks were part of a $1 million investment by the Commonwealth in the Scenic Rim's local roads targeting improved safety this financial year.
"I commend the Scenic Rim Regional Council for its work in identifying and nominating important projects for funding under the Black Spot Programme which will help to save lives on our roads," he said.
The works are expected to be completed mid-April, weather permitting.
Council will keep one lane open using portable traffic lights but there may be delays of up to 15 minutes at times. Motorists are urged to observe the roadworks signage and drive with care.