The Department of Transport and Main Roads will soon start works to upgrade the Rosedale Road intersections with Fig Tree Terrace and Moorlands Road.
The project involves widening Rosedale Road to provide an auxiliary left-turn lane at the Fig Tree Terrace intersection and safer right turn provisions at the Moorlands Road intersection.
The widened road shoulders will enable through traffic to safely pass turning traffic.
Flag lights will be installed at both intersections to illuminate and improve visibility at night.
The gradients along a 170-metre section of the road will also be improved to minimise the potential for vehicles to run offroad into potentially dangerous roadside hazards.
The project is funded under the Queensland Government's Safer Roads Sooner program which aims to address high severity crash sites on the state network.
RoadTek will construct the project which is expected to start later this month and be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.
Works will generally be undertaken Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm.
Motorists are asked to observe all warning signs when approaching the site and be aware of changed conditions, such as reduced speed limits and queued traffic, and adapt their driving behaviour accordingly.
The department thanks nearby residents and motorists for their patience and cooperation while this important safety upgrade is completed.
Residents thanked for their patience
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said the works would improve safety for residents, visitors and local industries.
“I'd like to acknowledge the Government's support for this important project and thank residents for their patience,” he said.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said it's great to be delivering the upgrade.
“Safer Roads Sooner is one of our most successful road safety improvement programs and focuses on high benefit, cost effective engineering treatments to address known and potential crash locations,” he said.
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