New road dividers wired for safety

A new wire barrier has been installed along Tweed Valley Way.
A new wire barrier has been installed along Tweed Valley Way. John Gass

WIRE road dividers recently installed on Tweed Valley Way have been put to good use earlier this month.

A 100m section of a wire divider was damaged when a vehicle straddled the safety barrier only a day after it was installed.

Tweed Shire Council traffic engineer Ray Clark said the police advised him that it appeared a fatigued driver was the cause of the accident.

"We only had it up for a day," Mr Clark said.

"The barrier could have prevented a more serious head on collision."

Mr Clark said the barriers installed in Tweed Valley Way near Tumbulgum were part of a $2 million upgrade of the road as part of the Federal Government's Black Spot Program.

Black Spot projects target roads where crashes are occurring.

"We've had 16 crashes in the section in the past five years," Mr Clark said.

"The design also makes the road seem narrower so hopeful will make drivers slow down."

Mr Clark said that section of road would be resealed in the next few months to take advantage of better weather conditions for resealing.

Topics:  road safety tweed shire council tweed valley way

Gig Guide: Get your dancing shoes on

Dan Hannaford.

Gig Guide: What's on around Tweed

Traffic delays on Kennedy Drive

Motorists can expect delays on Kennedy Drive due to scheduled construction.

Traffic delays expected on Kennedy Drive.

Tweed election offers field of dreams

Pre-poll voting in the Tweed Shire Council election will continue this week.

Tweed voters eye change as candidates line up for election

Local Partners

Jake left broken-hearted by Bachelorette break-up

Jake Ellis is one of the final three bachelors on The Bachelorette.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and Matty J as her final two suitors.

MOVIE REVIEW: Doctor Strange is out there in a good way

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S new superhero takes viewers along on his mind trip.

MOVIE REVIEW: Jack Reacher sequel falls flat

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

THE film's title Never Go Back should serve as a warning to fans.

The Bachelor contestants find love with each other

Former Bachelor contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon have confirmed their relationship on social media.

MEGAN Marx and Tiffany Scanlon confirm relationship on Instagram.

Liam Payne wants to wed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne

Liam Payne reportedly wants to marry Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Bindi Irwin 'honoured' to make MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June