HIGHLIGHTING SAFETY: The Queensland Government has installed safety indicators along the Burnett Highway.
HIGHLIGHTING SAFETY: The Queensland Government has installed safety indicators along the Burnett Highway.

Burnett Highway upgrades from Nanango to Coominglah

THE Department of Transport and Main Roads has installed 21 green reflectors along the Burnett Highway to alert heavy vehicle drivers of upcoming stopping places.

The initiative is a first for the Wide Bay Burnett.

Motorists will see three green reflectors on a guide post 500m before the stopping place, two green reflectors at 250m and one green reflector immediately before the stopping place.

The rollout is designed to reduce fatigue by giving truck drivers more information about where they can pull over for a rest.

It will cost about $40,000 and comes under TMR's Minor Road Safety Program.

Queensland Trucking Association chief executive Gary Mahon welcomed the State Government's investment in the project.

"Initiatives such as this will not only assist in managing the risk of fatigue for heavy vehicle drivers but significantly improve safety for the road transport industry and all Queensland road users,” he said.

The reflectors were installed on the Burnett Highway from Coominglah to Nanango.

For more information, phone 1300 728 390 or email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au.

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