Work to improve safety for motorists travelling along Bundaberg–Miriam Vale Road, Yandaran Road and the Monduran Road intersection at Yandaran is currently underway.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) upgrade is part of the State and Federal Government's Road Safety Program to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the region's roads.
According to a TMR spokesperson the project involves realigning the Monduran Road and Bundaberg–Miriam Vale Road intersection to the south to create a staggered T-intersection, instead of the existing four-way intersection, reducing the risk of crashes.
“Works also include the installation of dedicated left and right-turn lanes for traffic turning from Bundaberg–Miriam Vale Road into Yandaran Road or Monduran Road,” the spokesperson said.
“The installation of dedicated turn lanes will improve safety by separating through and turning traffic and minimising the potential for rear-end crashes.”
Works part of Road Safety Program
To complete the project, $968,000 has been allocated under the Australian Government Road Safety Program, with the Queensland Government allocating an additional $242,000.
Bundaberg Regional Council Divisional Representative Cr Jason Bartels has welcomed the works and said safety improvements would be greatly appreciated by motorists who frequent the area.
“Traffic is increasing in these areas and visibility upon entering these intersections is often quite poor,” he said.
“The upgrade will not only improve visibility but will enhance safety for motorists and other road users who utilise the area on their daily commute to work and back home.
“It’s fantastic to see funds committed to making the region’s roads safer.”
Work is expected to take four weeks to complete, conditions permitting.
RoadTek will be constructing the intersection upgrade, with works being undertaken Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm.
During construction nearby residents can expect temporary noise and some dust impacts.
Motorists should expect some delays if travelling during work hours and are reminded to observe all warning and traffic signage when approaching the works sites and be aware of changed conditions.