FOLLOWING Tuesday's fatal crash, The Observer approached Transport and Main Roads to comment on the condition of the road.
Gladstone-Benaraby Rd is one of the region's busiest with 18 million vehicles travelling along it between 2005 and 2009.
After the industrial boom, this figure would be significantly higher.
Between 2005 and 2009, there were 19 crashes on the same stretch where Tuesday's fatality occurred. One of these crashes was fatal.
Investigations carried out into these crashes found that the condition of the road was not a contributing factor.
In response to Tuesday's crash, Transport and Main Roads said safety was a top priority.
"Every life lost on Queensland roads is a tragedy and we work with police to investigate all fatal crashes," a Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said.
"If the department's investigations establish that any road factors were involved in this fatality, it will immediately act to address them."