Coastal link road to undergo next step
AN IMPORTANT stage of a coastal road linking communities from Burnett Heads to Elliott Heads is set to start this month, with the building of a road that will eventually connect to Hughes Rd, Bargara.
Cr Tony Ricciardi said this stage of the long-term strategy would see Hughes Rd extended from the newly built roundabout on Windermere and Rifle Range Rds through to the Wearing Rd extension which is currently under construction.
“Council has engaged local contractor Berajondo Earthmoving to undertake this construction project worth about $1.2 million,” Cr Ricciardi said.
“The contractor is anticipating to start work early this month and is expecting the project will be completed in late May, weather permitting.”
Cr Ricciardi said the project was made possible through the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program and Queensland Government Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme funding. Divisional representative Cr Greg Barnes also welcomed the news that the next stage of the Hughes Rd Extension was set to get under way.
“This represents the first incursion into the unformed section of the project across the missing link of vacant land,” Cr Barnes said.
“The overall project will not only provide further connectivity between coastal communities and facilities but will also see a considerable reduction in traffic movements along foreshore roadways.
“It will also stimulate further development in the area, enhanced by council’s commitment to provide sewerage along a similar route.” Cr Ricciardi thanked motorists in advance for their patience as the works were carried out.
Cr Tony Ricciardi The contractor is anticipating to start work early this month and is expecting the project will be completed in late May.
STARTING SOON: Work will start this month on the building of a road to connect coastal communities.