Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Good News and Bad News on; Safety Upgrades to Cause Minor Delays to Motorists

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Good News and Bad News on; Safety Upgrades to Cause Minor Delays to Motorists

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Byline: Scott Kovacevic Scott.Kovacevic@gympietimes.com

GYMPIE travellers heading north face short-term delays for long-term gains, with a series of safety improvements to the Bruce Hwy expected to impact travel times this month.

Drivers can expect delays of up to an hour when travelling between Curra and just north of Gin Gin.

Areas included in the upgrades are south of Gunalda, Glenwood, Tinana, Aldershot, south of Torbanlea, and three areas between Howard and Apple Tree Creek (see graphic).

The Torbanlea, Apple Tree Creek and Aldershot works are expected to be finished by mid-October.

The roadworks just south of Gunalda are part of an overall upgrade to coincide with the construction of the new $10 million United service hub due to open in late November.

At Glenwood, road widening is being undertaken to improve safety for traffic travelling in opposite directions, and is part of $9 million worth of state and federal funding. …

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