Upgrades to two Bundaberg Region roads are being prioritised as part of the Safer Roads Sooner Program.
The State Government initiative works to implement high benefit, cost effective, road engineering treatments that address known and potential crash locations.
$347,000 has been allocated to widen sealed shoulders and install a right-turn lane at the Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road and Wheelers Road intersection at Oakwood.
$203,000 has been funded to install a pedestrian refuge along Bundaberg-Bargara Road, between Hillrose Court and Leivesly Street, East Bundaberg.
Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith welcomed the projects.
“I’m proud to see Bundaberg residents receive this boost for the Wide Bay region, all thanks to the the Palaszczuk Government’s $27.5 billion four-year roads and transport plan which is creating 24,000 jobs and driving Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19.” he said.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the initiative was part of a commitment to road safety to prioritise safety upgrades, improve driver education, make school zones safer and develop policies to reduce road crashes and trauma.
“These programs deliver innovative and cost-effective road safety initiatives to improve the transport network,” he said.
“Any crash on our roads is one too many – so initiatives like this are vital to making sure we have the safest, most effective road network available to all road users.”
The road safety projects will be delivered across the region in the New Year.
For more information about Safer Roads Sooner projects, contact the Southern Queensland Region's Bundaberg office on 1300 728 390 during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.