Horror stretch tests most experienced of drivers
IN THE 40 years he's been on the road, truck driver Adrian Perrin hasn't seen many as bad as Gladstone-Mount Larcom Rd.
He's only been driving trucks in the region for the past month, and already he's well aware of the dangers.
"Coming into Gladstone, the road is very narrow," he said.
"A lot of trucks outbound will pull over onto the fog line to give the trucks coming the other way more room."
Mr Perrin said the section that incorporated the Reid Rd and Fisherman's Landing intersections were among the worst.
He should know - he passes through 14 times every day.
"They're really bad due to the number of trucks," he said.
"It really needs to be resurfaced."
Mr Perrin said he took extra care when passing through the two intersections.
"I think most Gladstone drivers are really good," he said.
"But it's a safety issue for people who aren't familiar with the roads."
Mr Perrin predicts there will be accidents if the roads aren't addressed.
"As far as what the government is getting out of Gladstone, it should be done," he said.
"It's the approach from the north into Gladstone - it needs to be two lanes either way and a nice safe approach."