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Kirbys Road upgrade to improve safety

Kirbys Road
Bundaberg Regional Council will be widening Kirbys Road in Rubyanna over the coming weeks.

Bundaberg Regional Council will be widening Kirbys Road at Rubyanna over the coming weeks.

About 2km of the 2.6km long road will be widened to enable two-way traffic to pass without driving onto the road's shoulder.

Work is planned to begin mid-September and be undertaken weekdays between 6.30am and 5pm weather permitting.

During construction, the road will be subject to traffic management measures with appropriate signage to guide motorists through or around the site.

Roads and drainage portfolio spokesperson, Cr Bill Trevor, said the works will improve safety along Kirbys Road.

“I am pleased Council has been able to fund this widening,” Cr Trevor said.

“There is a small community living out at Rubyanna and the surrounding suburbs, but the road's proximity to the Burnett River means it attracts plenty of traffic.”

“The narrow section of road currently means drivers must drive onto the shoulder for oncoming vehicles and the widening will mean two cars will be able to safely pass each other.”

Council workers will be in contact with directly affected residents on Kirbys Road to ensure property access during the construction.

Discussions will also occur around wheelie bin collection, where construction work may conflict with residents’ waste collection.

Cr Trevor thanked community members for their patience.

Council is aware of the inconvenience construction work causes and we’d like to extend our thanks to residents and road users in advance for their patience and co-operation,” he said.

“Sometimes it is not the huge budget projects that provide satisfaction within the community, but rather these targeted jobs that really have a positive impact for locals using these roads.

“From a safety point of view these are equally important projects.”

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