Road closure extended for roundabout project

Hughes road roundabout closure
The Hughes Road extension at Bargara is progressing and will provide better connections for coastal residents.

Motorists are advised of changes to traffic conditions as a result of the Hughes and Watson Road roundabout project with extended road closures from Monday.

The project, which is stage three of a long term plan, will improve connectivity between coastal communities and assist in the reduction of traffic on local urban roads.

To facilitate safety improvements at the intersection of Hughes Road and Durdins Road the road closure will be extended for about three weeks, weather permitting, starting from Monday 26 August.

The road closure of Hughes Road will be extended from Watsons Road up to Causeway Drive.

The closure on Watsons Road, from Judith Street to Seaview Road remains unchanged.

Hughes Road roundabout project closure

Divisional representative Cr Greg Barnes said work on stage three was nearing completion but this additional closure was required to ensure it could be completed prior to storm season.

“We remain mindful of the oncoming wet season,” Cr Barnes said.

Council is committed to completing the roundabout and re-opening all affected intersections as soon as possible and before weather can impact the work schedule.

“Unfortunately, in the meantime there’s likely to be a three week closure of that section of Durdins Road.

“We apologise for the inconvenience, but it will be well worth it in the end.”

Detours signs will be in place and residents are urged to drive with caution in the vicinity of the works.


  1. Fantastic to see the planned Hughes Rd extension going ahead.

    Travelling from Coral Cove to Bargara via Seaview Rd or via Watson’s Rd and Hughes Rd is sometimes very hazardous when entering Bargara Rd- more so turning right onto Bargara Rd from Seaview Rd

    Would Council please consider/plan constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Seaview and Bargara Rd’s and one at Hughes and Bargara Rd’s. Let’s not wait for a tragedy to happen.

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