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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Multi-million dollar intersection upgrade underway in Hervey Bay

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Multi-million dollar intersection upgrade underway in Hervey Bay

    Work is underway on a $26 million upgrade for the Pialba–Burrum Heads Road, Scrub Hill Road and Wide Bay Drive intersection at Eli Waters.

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey welcomed the news, and asked motorists to be vigilant during construction due to changed traffic conditions.

    “During construction there will be reduced lanes and speed limits in place and stop-go traffic controllers will direct traffic,” he said

    “For the safety of all road users and the road workers please be cautious travelling through the site and allow extra travel time for any unexpected delays."

    Mr Bailey said the works would be carried out by Hazell Bros Group Pty Ltd.

    “The upgrade will support an average of 66 local jobs over the life of the project,” he said.

    “The major contract was awarded to Hazell Bros Group and a significant proportion of the work will be completed using local subcontractors and suppliers.

    “In particular, I want to commend ‘Bitumen’ Bruce Saunders on his hard work lobbying for better local roads, ultimately benefitting local motorists.”

    Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the project would improve safety and efficiency for all road users and the works would take about 12 months to complete.

    “This is great news for local motorists, as well as the many visitors who come to our beautiful region,” Mr Saunders said.

    “The massive project will involve installing traffic signals and dedicated turning lanes to separate vehicles.

    “We will be realigning Wide Bay Drive to the east, forming a cross road intersection with Scrub Hill Road.

    “Controlled pedestrian crossings will also be installed on all four legs of the intersection, as well as bicycle lanes, to cater for students from the schools located on either side of Pialba–Burrum Heads Road.”

    For more information about this project or to view a layout plan, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au.

    ENDS

    Media contact, Dominic Geiger, 0447355565