WORKS: Road upgrades along the Bunya Highway will commence this week.
WORKS: Road upgrades along the Bunya Highway will commence this week. Michael Nolan

Road upgrades coming to the South Burnett

WORK will start this week on new vehicle-activated safety signage and road upgrades for the Bunya Highway, north of Memerambi.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said this was part of the Palaszczuk Government's Safer Roads Sooner program.

"The Bunya Highway is an important road for residents and visitors from Goomeri to Dalby, and this is an important upgrade that will improve safety along the curve between Wooroolin and Memerambi,” he said.

A curved section of the highway near Webbs Rd will be widened over coming months to allow heavy vehicles travelling in opposite directions to more safely pass each other.

"In addition to widening this section, crews will also install vehicle-activated signs at both approaches to remind motorists to slow down,” Mr Bailey said.

"The $183,000 upgrade is a cost-efficient but effective way to improve safety along the highway that will also see a short section of Webbs Rd sealed at the intersection.”

Motorists should drive to the conditions, heed all signs and traffic controller directions and factor in extra travel time.

Traffic controllers, single-lane closures and speed restrictions will be in place.

"I want to thanks motorists for their patience while works to improve safety on the Bunya Highway get underway,” he said.

Works will take place between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and are expected to be completed mid-year, weather permitting.