Coastal link road to un­dergo next step

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: TRACEY JOYNSON

START­ING SOON: Work will start this month on the build­ing of a road to con­nect coastal com­mu­ni­ties.

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