Drivers on the Isis Highway between Bundaberg and Childers will benefit from a new westbound overtaking lane.
Queensland-owned and based company GRC Civil will deliver the project over six months, starting with minor works before Christmas.
Local members Keith Pitt and Tom Smith have welcomed the Federal and State Government investments.
Mr Pitt said the highway upgrade would reduce congestion and deliver safer trips for motorists.
“This section between Bundaberg and Childers carries between 4300 and 6600 vehicles per day,” he said.
“Sadly, there have been four fatal accidents in the area where the overtaking lanes will be located.
“The westbound overtaking lane, between Park Estate Drive intersection and Wyper Park Scout Camp access road, will improve traffic flow leaving Bundaberg.
“A dedicated, right-turn lane will also be added at the Scout Camp access road.”
Mr Smith said the new overtaking lane would be a great addition to the Isis Highway between Bundaberg and Childers.
“Our community has been strong in its response to the pandemic, managing the health impacts and keeping community transmission away from Bundaberg,” Mr Smith said.
“The new overtaking lanes will play an important role in bolstering the route for freight, tourist and commuter traffic, in creating jobs and supporting our region’s $4.28 billion economy.”
Work will generally be carried out Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm.
Motorists are reminded to follow all signs and traffic controller directions during construction.
- Earlier report: Overtaking lanes good news for highway users