ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Mt Lindesay Rd needs fixing before a fatality.
ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Mt Lindesay Rd needs fixing before a fatality.

Mt Lindesay Rd is slammed by Scott

FEDERAL member for Maranoa Bruce Scott has expressed his horror at the state of the Mt Lindesay Rd between the Darling Downs and the New South Wales Northern Rivers during a visit to the region this week.

After launching his Maranoa campaign at his Warwick election office Mr Scott and Liberals Senator for Queensland Brett Mason joined Warwick Chamber of Commerce president David Littleproud for a drive down one of the worst sections of the road near Legume.

Mr Scott described the road as "shocking" and said if elected the Federal Coalition would identify "strategic trade links" across the country straddling state borders and council areas.

He also said he recognised the need for an upgrade to the Mt Lindesay Rd so it could act as a "relief valve" for road freight transport when other highways, into and out of the Downs and Granite Belt, were cut by accidents or natural disasters.

"With a plan to double Australia's agricultural production in the next few decades, the importance of regional links like the Mt Lindesay, becomes all the greater," Mr Scott said.

Mr Scott also inspected the notorious Eight Mile intersection north of Warwick yesterday, after it was the scene of a double fatality on Monday of last week.

Big-ticket options mooted to improve safety at the Eight Mile include an overpass or flyover for the Warwick to Brisbane traffic, or a roundabout.

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