Drivers heed speed limits
By NATALIE SMITH ? CONCERNS about people speeding through roadworks and causing an accident on the Rockhampton-Yep- poon have lessened.
The $2.9 million upgrade on 5.5km between accesses five and nine on the east-bound lanes of Yeppoon Road began in January and are ex- pected to be completed in June.
A Department of Main Roads spokeswoman said Main Roads has not experienced any further issues with speeding motorists.
"This may be due to some speed enforcement in the area,'' she said.
"Speeds are currently reduced to between 60kmh and 80kmh through the road works site.''
Rockhampton Regional Traffic co- ordinator Inspector Lyle Mitchell said there had been an increase of patrols through the roadworks area on the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road.
"As well there have been speed cameras located before and after the roadworks,'' he said.
"We have had complaints from workers at the site which has led to the increase patrols.
"What people have to be mindful of is that it is a workplace and we are trying to make it safe for those who work there. We are doing pa- trols both during and after hours.