Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging everyone to have their say on the proposed new design to improve safety of the Wide Bay and Bruce Highways at Bells Bridge.
"This is a dangerous intersection and it's important that we get the right design to make it safer and ensure traffic flows smoothly and efficiently through it," Mr O'Brien said.
After consultation and feedback from the community, new preliminary designs for a roundabout have been proposed to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Wide Bay Highway and Bruce Highway.
The initial recommendation was for a "seagull configuration" intersection, however after public consultation, the Department of Main Roads and Transport determined a roundabout will provide significant safety benefits by slowing traffic and reducing the risk of side impact crashes.
"This upgrade will benefit all drivers on the Highway, particularly people in townships like Murgon, Goomeri and Kilkivan and the South Burnett who get caught in lengthy delays at the intersection," Mr O'Brien said.
"I encourage everyone to have a say on the proposed roundabout solution."
To share your views, contact the department by telephoning 1300 728 390, email email@example.com or visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au.
The $14 million project forms part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program and is jointly funded, with the Australian Government contributing $11.2 million and the Queensland Government contributing $2.8 million.