The Department of Transport and Main Roads will soon start work to upgrade a 1.2km section of Moore Park Road near the Booyan Road intersection, Welcome Creek.
The project involves installing guardrail on the road to minimise the severity of off-road crashes.
The guardrail will also feature a motorcycle rub rail that will reduce the potential for injury in the event that a motorcyclist crashes into the guardrail.
“There are some locations that are unsuitable for guardrail, in this instance we will ensure a nine-metre clear zone. The clear zone will allow aa errant vehicle the opportunity to recover,” TMR said.
Minor pavement widening will also be completed during the works to provide a wider road shoulder.
The $593,000 project is funded from the Department’s targeted road safety program, which uses revenue collected from traffic cameras to improve road safety across the state network.
Bundaberg Regional Council divisional representative Cr Jason Bartels thanked the Department for the upgrade.
“This is a great start to the much-needed improvements to Moore Park Beach Road,” Cr Bartels said.
“Thank you TMR for listening to the concerns of the community.”
What to expect with Moore Park Road upgrade
Transport and Main Roads advise the roadworks will generally be completed between 6am Monday to Friday.
RoadTek is undertaking the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of November 2019, weather permitting.
Motorists are reminded to observe all roadworks signage when approaching the site and be aware of the changed conditions, such as reduced speed limits and queued traffic, and adapt their driving behaviours accordingly.
The Department thanks motorists and nearby residents for their patience and cooperation while these works are carried out.
For more information phone 1300 728 390 or go to the TMR website.