Qld State Government: Undertake reconstruction and resurfacing of the Gatton-Esk Road (from the Warrego Highway through to Millers Road).
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In signing this petition, you are showing support for our demand to the Queensland Government to repair the Gatton-Esk Road from the Warrego Highway through to Millers Road (approx. 8.2km).
This State Government road was promised to be upgraded with the construction of the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC) (which opened in January 2012). Instead the road was simply reduced from a 100km zone to an 80km zone and left to deteriorate under the increased traffic of construction vehicles, staff and visitors to SQCC. The additional impact of two major flood incidents has completely ruined the road, with temporary patching causing ongoing problems.
This roadway is a public safety concern – it is damaging to vehicles and dangerous to drivers. This is not just a problem for our community, but also for tourists, and staff and visitors to the SQCC.
In correspondence dated 25 October 2013, from Neil Scales, Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, advice has been given that the road works due to start in late November, will be undertaken to:
"…upgrade a 2.5km section... at Lake Clarendon to improve visibility and safety for motorists. Works will include widening of the Gatton-Esk Road to a 10m wide sealed pavement and improvements at three intersections ... (Orchard Road, Seilers Road and Redbank Creek Road).... scheduled to commence in late November for approximately six months.”
While this work is no doubt necessary, the remaining 5.7km of this road cannot be ignored! Our community needs the Government to know that it is not acceptable. Our patience is worn out!
The Gatton-Esk Road urgently needs reconstruction and resurfacing from the Warrego Highway through to Millers Road. The Government must allocate funding to complete this project in 2014.
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