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Local experts name Gladstone region's worst roads

GLADSTONE'S rotten roads have been identified by a number of people familiar with the damage they cause.

Gladstone Motor Wreckers' Jake Johnson picked out the Bruce Hwy, Gladstone Benaraby Rd and, surprisingly, Off Lane as three spots he recognised as problem areas.

"Off Lane and all around that housing there (is dangerous)," Mr Johnson said.

Training Wheels driver trainer Candita Hamblin echoed Mr Johnson's thoughts that it wasn't just arterial roads around Gladstone that proved tricky to navigate.

"A lot of the intersections on Auckland St, as you go up near the police station, a lot of them can become quite blind," Ms Hamblin said.

"The area up around that 20kmh zone at the top of Auckland St (can be especially difficult)."

Ms Hamblin said her team tried to give their young pupils as much experience on the most difficult of Gladstone's stretches, in order to best prepare them, including Toolooa Bends.

"The intersection at Derby St and Glenlyon Rd, there are a lot of crashes at that one and near-misses," she said.

"The Kin Kora one (roundabout) not so much but I've seen a lot of people misuse the roundabout at Hungry Jacks."

Gladstone Regional Council Mayor Gail Sellers singled out Benaraby Junction as a "blackspot" of concern to local government.

"I believe that's (Benaraby) a very dangerous intersection and I understand that will be fixed in Bruce Hwy funding, but we don't know when," Cr Sellers said.

The Mayor's blackspots

  • Dalrymple Dr & Benaraby Rd intersection
  • Glenlyon Rd & Breslin St intersection
  • Glenlyon Rd & Tank St intersection
  • Off Lane, Harvey Rd (Bunnings turn-off section)

Topics:  benaraby, blackspots, gail sellers, gladstone roads




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