Works to improve safety on Hodges Road, Cordalba

Safety improvement work will be underway soon on Hodges Road, Cordalba.
Safety improvement work will be under way soon on Hodges Road, Cordalba.

Safety improvement work will begin next week to complete the final link on Hodges Road, Cordalba.

Hodges Road will be closed for the duration of the safety improvement work, which is expected to take about four weeks.

The road, which is about 5km long, is one of the main entry points for residents to Cordalba from the Bruce Highway.

Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said most of Hodges Road had been progressively upgraded, however this remaining 680 metre gravel section was the final piece of the puzzle.

“This upgrade is essential to improve safety for motorists and will fix a very dangerous S bend which has seen many accidents over the years,” Cr Trevor said.

“This bend will be widened and the entire length of the road will be widened and bitumen sealed.

“There is currently no line marking on the road. The addition of a white divider line and safety signage will help to ensure vehicles turning this corner will remain on the correct side of the road.”

Cr Trevor said in addition to Hodges Road safety improvements, existing stormwater would be extended and a new stormwater crossing would be installed.

The temporary road closure will be in place from Monday, 24 June for about four weeks.

Motorists are asked to exercise caution in the area while works are carried out. Detours will be in place from Monday, 24 June.

For more information contact Council’s district engineer on 1300 883 699.