The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking works to remove roadside hazards on Moore Park Road near Welcome Creek.
A TMR spokesperson said the project involved removing the overhead electrical infrastructure north of Pashleys Road to Gregory Terrace and relocating it underground.
“Minor pavement widening works will be completed and culvert endwalls will be upgraded between Batchlers Road and Fairydale Road, to provide a wider shoulder and minimise the severity of off-road crashes,” the spokesperson said.
“Mi Electric, Ergon and RoadTek are delivering the project progressively in stages from 22 March 2021 to end of June 2021, weather permitting.
“Works will generally be completed between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday.”
Bundaberg Regional Council's Divisional Representative Cr Jason Bartels said the roadworks would be welcomed by the community.
“It is great to see that the State Government has heard our pleas and are continuing to improve and upgrade Moore Park Rd making it safer for all,” he said.
The TMR spokesperson said motorists were reminded to observe all roadworks signage when approaching the site and be aware of changed conditions, such as reduced speed limits and queued traffic, and adapt their driving behaviour accordingly.
The $2.09 million project is funded under the Federal Road Safety Program with the Australian Government contributing $1.67 million and the Queensland Government contributing $420,000.
The Australian Government has approved up to $226.7 million, and the Queensland Government a further $66 million in funding under the Road Safety Program to accelerate statewide upgrades, improving safety and supporting around 1000 jobs in Queensland.
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