Miriam Vale intersection upgraded
By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
MIRIAM Vale now has a safer and more efficient intersection after a $2.4 million upgrade.
No longer will trucks, caravans and passenger vehicles have to negotiate what was a dangerous and deadly part of the Bruce Highway.
The official unveiling of the MacDonald Street (Miriam Vale-Baffle Creek Road) junction by Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile and dignitaries was conducted yesterday.
Mr Vaile said the Bruce Highway through Miriam Vale had been widened. The intersection would better cater for larger trucks on the road.
'With the progressive bypass of towns along the highway, smaller centres such as Miriam Vale increasingly have become important highway towns catering to the needs of tourists and the trucking industry,' Mr Vaile said.
Present for the unveiling, Federal Member for Hinkler, Paul Neville said the works would end 'rat-racing' by trucks through local streets.
The project was entirely funded by the Australian Government. Main Roads Queensland supervised the project and RoadTek was the contractor.