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MOVING ON: Carmen Hunn unpacks in her new home after her Tinana property was resumed by TMR.
MOVING ON: Carmen Hunn unpacks in her new home after her Tinana property was resumed by TMR. Eliza Wheeler

CARMEN Hunn will not miss the sound of cars crashing and the ensuing sirens after Transport and Main Roads resumed her property for the new Tinana interchange.

After a decade of living next to the deadly spot on the Bruce Hwy, Mrs Hunn and her husband Glenn received a letter last July from TMR, stating part of their 2ha property was needed for the $38-million upgrade to the turn-off into Maryborough.

The couple officially moved out last week.

"You do feel violated getting that notice, and there's nothing you can do about it; if they need the land, that's it," Mrs Hunn said.

"But the upgrade desperately needed to be done, too many lives were lost there - believe me, I know."

The upgrade is expected to begin mid-2016 and will take about a year to complete.

Since 2007, there have been three deaths and four people hospitalised after crashes near or on the interchange.

"Hearing a crash is a sound you never forget," Mrs Hunn said.

"Metal hitting metal like that, it's horrible."

After two Toowoomba men died when their truck fell from the interchange bridge in 2011, Mrs Hunn worked with former Maryborough MP Chris Foley to have the exit upgraded.

"It's sort of ironic, isn't it? That the person who helped get the work done now has to move," she said.

A TMR spokeswoman said six other private properties were being partially resumed for the works.

"Any final compensation amount must be agreed to by both the property owner and TMR," the spokeswoman said.

Interchange upgrade

A new left lane, north-bound off-ramp will be built.

The Three Mile Rd intersection will be rebuilt about 300m south of where it is now.

Topics:  tinana interchange transport and main roads



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