Gladstone quarry to get truck-specific route

Trucks to get new access road to Gladstone quarry to improve safety for local community

May 24, 2012

Trucks hauling hardrock quarry in the north-east Queensland region of Gladstone will be given a purpose-built stretch of road to improve community safety.

Deputy Queensland Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney says a private 11-metre wide road will be built for trucks transporting quarry products from the Targinnie precinct to development projects within the Gladstone region.

The quarry is located in the Gladstone state development area, a large industrial precinct 15km north-west of Gladstone.

"This road will provide heavy vehicles with a safe link between the quarry site and the council road network," Seeney says.

"Removing the existing heavy vehicle access directly from the main road and providing a new access from a council-controlled road is a clear safety benefit for the community. "

Seeney says the new access road must be built to cope with the fast-growing Gladstone community.

The quarry site currently adjoins the Gladstone-Mount Larcome Road, a main route that connects to the Bruce and Dawson highways.

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