Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has tabled a petition in State Parliament supporting a speed reduction on the Brisbane Valley Highway at the intersection with Old Mount Beppo Road.
Mrs Frecklington said the Toogoolawah State High School P&C Association had approached her to support their request to lower the speed at this location and increase road safety.
“This has been a long term issue for Toogoolawah residents and the last formal review of the speed limit at this location was more than seven years ago in 2011,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“Old Mt Beppo Road is the turnoff to the High School and the community believe that 100km/hr at this intersection is too fast and has resulted in many near misses,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“The petition calls on the State Government to begin the 80km/hr section at least 100m south of the Old Mt Beppo Rd intersection, to adjoin the current 80km/hr section currently in place through the Toogoolawah township.
“I’d like to congratulate the Toogoolawah SHS P&C who coordinated the petition, in particular P&C President Vincent Versace, who acted as the Principal Petitioner, and Secretary Monique van der Molen. The petition has 170 signatures which is a great result and shows the depth of community support for this speed change.
“The Minister for Transport and Main Roads now has four weeks to respond to the petition and I call on this Labor Government listen to the community and understand the need for this change,” Deb said.
Photo: Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has tabled a petition calling on the State Government to lower the speed limit on the Brisbane Valley Highway at the Old Mt Beppo Road intersection.