Dawson Hwy roadworks frustrate city motorists
By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au
COMMUTERS on the Dawson Highway have been frustrated by roadworks for the past few weeks, and were again confused by a lack of signage yesterday, after the turn-off into Aerodrome road was blocked by roadworks.
John Sanders was on his way home about 11.30am when he encountered the change in traffic conditions.
'It's pretty confusing, I came to turn right and realised I had to go all the way up to the next roundabout ? it was lucky there was noone behind me because they could've run up the back of me,' he said.
Mr Sanders was one of numerous motorists concerned that a lack of signage at the roadworks could result in an accident. Pia Hanson said she had a close call on the road when another car was unsure where to turn.
'They keep changing the lanes every day and blocking sections off ? you don't feel confident turning there and you don't know where to go,' she said.
Sherry Smith said she often saw cars 'trapped' in the right-hand lane, having to cut across into the left lane to travel straight ahead.
Gladstone City Council senior works engineer John Partington said the roadworks were due to be completed at the end of the month.
He said he inspected the signage at the roadworks yesterday morning and believed it was adequate. In relation to the right-hand turning lane being blocked, Mr Partington acknowledged there should have been more signage.