Mixed response to Bruce Hwy roadworks

AS the State Government settles into its Spruce the Bruce campaign, The Observer took to the streets to find out what local residents would like done to improve the highway.

The response was mixed, but there were many suggestions put forward.

The campaign urges drivers to show patience as the Queensland Government rolls out a record number of roadworks aimed at making travel safer on the Bruce Hwy.

Don Shaw said he was unimpressed with the ongoing works.

It needs a dual carriage way from Brisbane to Cairns," Mr Shaw said. "The road works are disgraceful."

Bruno Romagnolo vented his frustration at the state of the highway.

"Fix the damn thing," he said. "You can understand them repairing the roads, but when there's nothing happening when you go past roadworks I don't understand it,"

Truck driver Wayne Hennessy had a mixed report on the road.

"I have driven trucks up and down it for years," he said.

"It's good in spots but up north near Townsville needs a lot of addressing."

Judy Dodd said overtaking lanes were needed.

"They need more passing lanes," she said. "They are working on it the whole time and it doesn't seem to get any better."

Tony Scroope called for a new take on limits.

"Relax the speed limits on the weekends when nobody is working on the road," he said.

"There are multiple speed limits in one section of roadworks."

Grab a copy of Wednesday's Observer to check out 40 local faces and what they think about the Bruce Highway.



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