Works will prevent illegal turns

Transport Main Roads to commence work on Bruce Highway to prevent illegal turns.

A raised kerb will be installed to prevent illegal right turns on the Bruce Highway (Eighth Avenue) business service lane between Tenth Street and Ninth Street, Home Hill.

Transport and Main Roads Acting Regional Director Stephen Mallows said the works would improve safety by stopping the movements, which have caused near misses in the past.

“The raised kerb will be installed outside of the Home Hill supermarket complex, where the most illegal movements have been witnessed,” Mr Mallows said.

“This will improve safety for all road users, as motorists will be prevented from performing illegal right turns into the complex.”

Mr Mallows said the works would take place on June 13 and 14 between 9.00 am and midday.

“To ensure the safety of motorists and road workers, the business service lane will be closed to all traffic for three hours over the two days,” he said.

“People will still be able to access the complex during the works, but on-street parking won’t be available.”

Mr Mallows said once the works were complete, motorists accessing the centre from the north would need to do so via surrounding roads.

“This doesn’t change existing access to the complex as double line markings on Eighth Ave have for years made right turns into and out of the complex illegal,” he said.

“However, we are aware of ongoing reports that motorists are undertaking illegal right turns.

“Any illegal turns, even in low-speed environments like Eighth Avenue, can severely compromise road safety.

“Already in 2022, we have seen too many people killed on our roads, which is why the department is working hard on a range of safety improvement projects like this one.”

The business service lane and on-street parking will return to normal operation on the afternoon and night of 13 June, before works restart at 9.00 am on 14 June. Once works are completed on 14 June, there should be no further impacts to travel.

For more information, contact TMR Northern District’s Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648 or email engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au.

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