Turtle Trail gets facelift with new sealed surface

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Council staff have been working to resurface a section of the turtle trail between Mon Repos and the Burnett Heads esplanade
Council staff have been working to resurface a section of the Turtle Trail between Mon Repos and the Burnett Heads Esplanade.

A fresh new surface was laid on a section of the Turtle Trail today, improving the quality of the popular path for pedestrians and cyclists.

Roads and drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said about 110 tonnes of asphalt had been laid, stretching about 675 metres.

“This path, which stretches for quite a few kilometres, is being progressively upgraded as budget and resources allow,” Cr Trevor said.

“It is our goal to have the entire path resurfaced with asphalt which provides a smoother and safer surface, particularly for cyclists.

Council staff have been working to resurface a section of the Turtle Trail between Mon Repos and the Burnett Heads esplanade
Council staff have been working to resurface a section of the Turtle Trail between Mon Repos and the Burnett Heads Esplanade.

“This section, between Mon Repos and Dryden Street, was identified as being in the worst state and requiring the most urgent attention.”

The path was closed for the day to allow for the distribution of the “hot mix” asphalt over the existing path, a mixture of bitumen and stone.

Tomorrow, workers will turn their attention to repairing a small section of the turtle trail at the Sea Esplanade end.

“An additional 20 metres of asphalt surface will be laid at the end of the trail tomorrow,” Cr Trevor said.

“This work won’t interfere with walkers or bike riders as our staff are conscious of minimising the impact on residents and there will still be plenty of room for people to safely pass by.”

Turtle Trail an attraction for walkers and riders

The Turtle Trail is a walking and cycling path that links Kelly’s Beach at Bargara to Burnett Heads.

It takes in some of the region’s stunning coastal scenery including the world famous Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, Burnett Heads South Parklands Harbour and Kelly's Beach.

Queensland Weekender recently featured parts of the turtle trail in their coverage exploring Bargara by bike.

Check out the video:

Exploring Bargara by Bike

We might just have fallen in love with beautiful Bargara… 💛For more information, visit http://bit.ly/BargarabyBike

Posted by Queensland Weekender on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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