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Upgrade for University Drive intersection

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads will widen Childers Road to install a dedicated left-turn lane into University Drive.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will soon be upgrading the intersection of Childers Road and University Drive at Branyan.

The Isis Highway will be widened to install an offset, dedicated left-turn lane into University Drive.

The $376,000 project is being funded under the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner program, which aims to implement high benefit, cost-effective, road engineering treatments that address known and potential crash locations.

Roadworks are scheduled to begin soon and take four weeks to complete, conditions permitting.

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed the project.

“This will improve safety at the busy intersection and benefit people driving to the university, waste management facility and recreation precinct,” Mayor Dempsey said.

The Isis Highway, known locally as Childers Road, is an arterial road that connects Bundaberg to the Bruce Highway at Apple Tree Creek.

University Drive is a no-through Council road, which provides access to CQUniversity’s Bundaberg campus and community facilities including the city’s major waste transfer station, the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct and sporting grounds.

University Drive construction impacts

RoadTek will deliver the works, which are expected to be carried out between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

TMR will make every effort to minimise the impact to motorists during these works.

Motorists are reminded to observe all warning signs when approaching the site and be aware of changed conditions, such as reduced speed limits and queued traffic, and adapt their driving behaviour accordingly.

TMR thanks the community and motorists for their patience and cooperation while this important safety upgrade is completed.

For more information call 1300 728 390.

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