New signage will improve road safety for motorists turning off the Bruce Highway toward Aloomba, south of Cairns.

Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the Queensland Government was committed to providing a safe and efficient road network for the people of Far North Queensland.

“Two signs will be installed before the first access to Aloomba at Leumanns Road,” Mr Pitt said.

“DTMR will also extend the 80km/h speed zone on the Bruce Highway, near the Anderson Road intersection.”

“We are committed to working with local communities to help provide solutions to their road safety and road infrastructure concerns.

“People at Aloomba have been raising safety concerns with speeding and vehicles turning off the highway, especially at the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Anderson’s Road.

“Transport and Main Roads staff met members of the Aloomba/Fishery Falls Progress Association at Anderson Road in June to hear their concerns. As a result of this meeting, DTMR committed to conducting a speed survey and installing signage.”

Mr Pitt said the new directional and speed signs were installed on Tuesday.

“The speed survey showed changing the speed zone on the highway will have little impact on motorists,” Mr Pitt said.

“The directional signage will give motorists advance warning they are approaching a turn-off to Aloomba. By extending the 80km/h speed zone on the Bruce Highway and providing advanced warning of another turn-off to Aloomba, these signs should go some way towards easing the community’s safety concerns.

“The new signage will allow motorists to prepare for the possibility of turning vehicles ahead and will allow them to take appropriate action before the intersection.”