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Calavos road upgrade improves safety

Road widening and drainage upgrades along Darlingtons and Wolfenden Roads, Calavos
Bundaberg Regional Council will widen roads and upgrade drains along Darlingtons and Wolfenden Roads, Calavos.

Bundaberg Regional Council will widen roads and upgrade drains along Darlingtons and Wolfenden Roads, Calavos, over coming weeks.

About 2km of the Darlington Road/Wolfenden Road link will be widened to enable two-way traffic to pass without driving onto the road's shoulder.

The widening will also include Yellow Waterhole Creek crossing, which will be upgraded under drainage works.

Roads and drainage portfolio spokesperson, Cr Bill Trevor, said the works will improve safety along the road, particularly at Yellow Waterhole Creek corner.

“I am pleased Council has been able to fund this widening which will extend the road to seven metres in width,” Cr Trevor said.

“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.

“The existing pipe culvert structure just south of Caesars Road will also be replaced with box culverts which will reduce the risk of blockage caused by debris, and thereby reduce the volume of water that can flood across the road.”

Work is planned to begin early November 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 and the entire project is expected to take 18 weeks.

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.”

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