CALL FOR ACTION: Residents are concerned about the continuing bad state of the Gatton-Esk Rd.
CALL FOR ACTION: Residents are concerned about the continuing bad state of the Gatton-Esk Rd. Kerry Oneill

Lockyer Valley on the road to ruin

IT'S A road to ruin the road from Gatton to Esk, at least on the Gatton side it is ruining the cars of travellers.

One resident, Trish, sent an SMS to the Star pleading for the road to be fixed.

"Just when is Gatton-Esk Rd to be rebuilt? Patches on patches on patches and pot holes galore. Expensive mechanical repairs on our cars are mounting daily," she said.

The Lockyer Valley Regional Council said the road was the responsibility of the State Government and didn't offer a time line of when it would be fixed.

The other issue is that trucks are now avoiding this stretch of road.

A section of the Gatton-Esk Rd is being bypassed in favour of a route through Kelly Rd and Main Green Swamp Rd to get trucks to the Warrego Highway going through Spring Creek and Lake Clarendon.

Residents along these roads are also complaining about the heavy vehicles ruining their roads by choosing the detour.

However the trucks are running legally.

There are no weight restrictions for the back roads they are using to get to the Warrego but unfortunately this could mean a speedy degradation of the roads.


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