LNP Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the LNP will fund a turning lane on the Brisbane Valley Highway at the intersection with Wivenhoe Pocket Road if it wins the next state election.
Mrs Frecklington said the community had raised safety concerns with her about the intersection over many years.
“We all know the Brisbane Valley Highway between Fernvale and Harlin has been neglected for by the Palaszczuk Labor Government,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“In fact, the Roads Minister only considers this stretch of road to be a ‘popular scenic drive’, which shows just how out of touch he is with the Somerset region.
“The Brisbane Valley Highway is a major connecting route and our community uses this road every day to access health services, get their kids to school and travel to work.
“Southbound traffic is travelling at 100kmh at the Wivenhoe Pocket Road intersection, creating a dangerous situation with vehicles waiting to turn.
“An LNP Government will improve safety along this stretch of the Brisbane Valley Highway by building this turning lane,” Deb said.
“Labor has neglected and ignored regional Queensland for too long.
“Only an LNP Government has an economic plan to lead Queensland out of recession and create a decade of secure jobs,” Deb said.
Photo: Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has committed to funding a turning lane on the Brisbane Valley Highway at the intersection with Wivenhoe Pocket Road.