Driver blasts delays on Sunderland Drive

ANGRY: Charles Frost says it took him more than 25 minutes to go 1.6km.
ANGRY: Charles Frost says it took him more than 25 minutes to go 1.6km. Luke Simmonds

BRIBIE Islanders are fed up.

Drivers encountering roadworks at Avon Ave have been consistently directed in the wrong direction and on to the wrong side of the road, and have queued all the way down Sunderland Dr as far back as Dux Creek.

One outraged motorist, Charles Frost, said it took him more than 25 minutes to get through the 1.6km stretch of road before he could move again.

"The problem appears to be those workers with stop signs not having the common sense to clear lines of traffic in either direction," he said.

"They wait until the roads are absolutely blocked rather than clear the traffic in small groups of 10 or 15 cars.

"Maybe it's me being an old fart, but 25 minutes isn't good enough."

Moreton Bay Council spokesman Darren Roberts said there had been no complaints.

"A private contractor is delivering the project including traffic management on behalf of council," he said.

"There have been no recent reports to council of extended traffic delays on Avon Ave attributed to the road resurfacing works.

"The Avon Ave project is expected to be completed at the end of next week, weather permitting.

"Council thanks motorists for their patience while works are under way to build improvements to the local road network."

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