Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg and Deputy John-Paul Langbroek met with community leaders and pledged to upgrade the road.
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg and Deputy John-Paul Langbroek met with community leaders and pledged to upgrade the road. Hayden Johnson

Next LNP government commits to upgrade dangerous road

THE LNP promised to upgrade the Urraween Rd and Maryborough Hervey Bay Rd intersection if they're returned to government.

Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg and Deputy John-Paul Langbroek visited the road yesterday morning and said an LNP State Government would upgrade the dangerous road.

"We see the Hervey Bay (and) Urraween Rd (intersection) - as critically important," he said.

"Yes, it would be a priority."

Geoff Redpath's petition to upgrade the intersection has drawn support from thousands in the Fraser Coast community.

"From a safety perspective this should be a number one priority," he said.

The petition has gathered more than 1800 signatures.