A major project featuring the construction of the Hughes Road extension and roundabout is now in its third stage with work forging ahead to provide better connections for residents and visitors.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said the third stage of the project aimed to connect the surrounding coastal communities with easy access for road users.
“We're establishing a north-south link road to connect these coastal areas between Elliott Heads and Burnett Heads,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“We are very fortunate to be surrounded by some amazing coastal suburbs, with beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and friendly businesses right at our fingertips.
“The project will provide better access for people travelling through these coastal suburbs so they can easily enjoy all that our region has to offer.”
Mayor Dempsey thanked adjoining residents and drivers for their patience during the construction stages.
“Council is aware of the inconvenience construction work causes and thanks residents and road users in advance for their patience and cooperation,” he said.
Bundaberg Regional Council's project manager Craig Sheather said the Hughes Road construction was progressing nicely, with works continuing at the roundabout site and a new access road constructed to the Bargara Cultural Centre.
“The works at the roundabout and access road will be completed in September this year and works on the connection roads to Wearing Road will commence shortly thereafter,” he said.