Construction will soon be underway in earnest on the new Back Windermere and Innes Park Roads roundabout with the intersection closed to motorists from Tuesday.
The roundabout construction is part of the wider North South Coast Distributor project, which included the extension of Hughes Road.
“We have progressively been working towards greater connectivity for our coastal communities from Elliott Heads to Burnett Heads,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“The Back Windermere and Innes Park Roads roundabout is another piece of the puzzle in delivering this outcome.”
Minor works have been occurring for a number of months to prepare the site, with Council’s civil works team now preparing to construct the roundabout.
To facilitate the construction, the intersection will remain closed to traffic until 30 June 2021, weather permitting.
Bundaberg Regional Council divisional representative Cr Tanya McLoughlin said while Council understood that road closures did cause some inconvenience, it would allow for the work to be undertaken in an efficient and safe manner.
“Residents have been directly notified about alternate routes to use throughout the intersection closure period,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“This includes directing traffic through Cockerills Road to access Back Windermere Road and Barolin Homestead Road to access Elliott Heads Road.
“I understand this may add a few extra minutes to your daily commute and I’d like to thank residents in advance for their patience and understanding while these essential works are carried out.
“While there will be some short term inconvenience, in the long term we will deliver a safer intersection for the community.”
Work on the Back Windermere and Innes Park Roads roundabout will take place on weekdays between 6 am and 6 pm.
Construction is anticipated to take about four months to complete, subject to weather conditions.
The North South Coast Distributor – Back Windermere Project is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.