Janelle Scobie looks at a pile of rubble earmarked roads that has been lying outside her Fiddes St, Port Curtis, home for 18 months.
Janelle Scobie looks at a pile of rubble earmarked roads that has been lying outside her Fiddes St, Port Curtis, home for 18 months. Sharyn Oneill

Hurtling hoons face hurdles

HOONS putting their lives at risk by speeding along Fiddes St will soon find a bump or two in their driving plans.

Fiddes St resident Janelle Scobie says there's been five accidents in the eight years she's lived there.

She raised issues a year ago with motorists ignoring "road closed" signs and which attracted hooning along the straight 2.4km stretch on a floodplain in Port Curtis that was damaged extensively by the 2010/11 floods.

Rockhampton Regional Council decided in September 2011 to repair the road and install methods to slow traffic, including speed bumps and chicanes.

However, last week, as crews were working on repairing, Mrs Scobie was told none of the traffic pacifiers would be installed.

But a council spokeswoman has rebutted information provided to Mrs Scobie, saying traffic pacifiers would be installed.

"Slow points will be installed near Fiddes and Prospect streets and also near Fiddes and Dunlop streets. Access will be restricted for vehicles over 6m long," the spokeswoman said.

"Council crews will be conducting drainage works, including making concrete slabs and box culverts and will also widen the road."

The spokeswoman said once drainage works were completed, work would start on conducting the stabilisation works and the asphalt reseal.

She said due to the current unavailability of the stabiliser however, the council would not be able to start this work until about October 23. The original schedule of the works was for eight weeks, but this might be extended due to the unavailability of the stabiliser.



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