A permanent electronic variable message sign will be installed on the southern interchange of the Stanthorpe Bypass on the New England Hwy.
A permanent electronic variable message sign will be installed on the southern interchange of the Stanthorpe Bypass on the New England Hwy. Samantha Wantling

Electronic messages for Stanthorpe motorists

A NEW variable message sign will soon be installed on the Stanthorpe Bypass on the New England Hwy.

Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Minister Mark Bailey said $775,000 would be spent on the supply and installation of two electronic signs to make the road network safer for motorists and heavy vehicle operators travelling in Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.

"We're building a permanent VMS on the southern interchange of the Stanthorpe Bypass on the New England Hwy, with another to be constructed near the Macintyre River on the Cunningham Hwy at Goondiwindi," Mr Bailey said.

"The two new electronic signs will provide up-to-date road network information to motorists entering Queensland from New South Wales on the New England and Cunningham Hwys.

"Around 3000 drivers use these routes daily and this technology will go a long way towards enhancing their safety by keeping them informed about any traffic changes along the routes."

Mr Bailey said the signs would give motorists the opportunity to modify or change their journey should events arise, saving time and enhancing safety.

The signs are expected to be operational by the end of June, weather permitting.

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