Boundary Road extension project: Road closures around the corner

THE Boundary Road extension project is now about a third of the way through and is moving into its next phase.

The Boundary Road extension project in Hervey Bay is about a third of the way through. PHOTO: Supplied.

As a result, a section of Grevillea Street in Kawungan will be close in mid-November to allow for drainage works to be carried out along Hervey Bay’s new east-west connection road.

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The works will require a deep excavation across Grevillea Street where it will cut Boundary Road – forcing a full closure of the intersection for about four weeks, weather permitting.

Fraser Coast Division 8 Councillor Denis Chapman is urging motorists to plan their journeys while the work is underway.

“The works so far have not required major road closures, but that will change in mid-November when drainage works will start in Grevillea Street where the road will intersect with Boundary Road,” Cr Chapman said.

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“This is a busy area with a grocery store nearby and a child care centre and school further down the road, so we urge motorists to take care and plan their journeys while this work is underway.”

The culverts needed for the upcoming works in Grevillea Street are expected to be delivered on 11 November, with traffic control in place.

“We thank everyone in advance for their patience during construction and urge motorists to please follow the traffic control advice for this and any road project,” he said.

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Essential water main works will occur at the Denmans Camp Road end of the Boundary Road extension work site area in early November.

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The works will occur at night and should be completed in one night.

Meanwhile, Cr Chapman said recent weather had impacted the progress of the Boundary Road extension project.

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“The extension will provide alternative and improved access to the Hervey Bay city centre, major shopping centres, tourist destinations and the medical precinct,” he said.

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“It will mean an improved east-west connection that will cater for population growth, reduce traffic congestion and take pressure off Boat Harbour Drive.”

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The Boundary Road extension project is being funded by the Australian Government ($7.7-million) as part of the Hinkler Regional Deal initiative, the Queensland Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme ($3.1-million) and the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

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