Important upgrades for Craignish and Hornes roads

LOCAL Maryborough-based company Civil Mining and Construction will carry out major upgrades to sections of the Hervey Bay hinterland road network from next month.

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The $6-million project will upgrade important link roads for the Craignish and Dundowran communities.

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Works will include pavement rehabilitation on a 1.08km section of Craignish Road (Hornes Road to Karraschs Road) and a 1.03km section of Hornes Road (Craignish Road to Cork Road).

Craignish Road provides direct access to Hervey Bay Maryborough Road for many residents from the Craignish, Dundowran and Toogoom communities.

Fraser Coast Division 5 Councillor Jade Wellings said the works were scheduled after inspections indicated the roads were in poor condition.

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Civil Mining and Construction is expected to begin the project in September.

Council received $1.9-million for the Hornes Road and Craignish Road projects from the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

The works are a continuation of projects to redevelop Craignish Road which started in 2010.

In 2011/12 Council allocated $830,000 for works along Craignish Road near the Castles Road south intersection near the Karraschs Road intersection.

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In 2019 Work Council undertook at $1.85-million project to reconstruct Craignish Road from Castles Road to Karraschs Road.

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