Wide Bay Burnett gets Safer Roads Sooner

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey

A significant safety boost to roads across Bundaberg, Gympie, Fraser Coast and North Burnett are are on their way. The Palaszczuk Government has committed more than $3.51 million under the Safer Roads Sooner program to address known safety concerns.

Safety upgrades in Wide Bay Burnett will include:

Bundaberg Region

  • $335,000 to install pedestrian crossing facilities at the intersections of Whittred and Bunda streets on Bundaberg – Bargara Road, Bundaberg East.

Gympie Region

  • $2.8 million to build a single-lane roundabout to improve safety at the Tin Can Bay Road and Bayside Road intersection, Tin Can Bay.

Maryborough Region

  • $162,000 to improve safety at the intersection of Maryborough – Biggenden Road (Alice Street) and Tooley Street, Maryborough.

North Burnett Region

  • $220,000 to improve pedestrian crossing facilities on the Burnett Highway (Capper Street), Gayndah.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Regional Roads Bruce Saunders:

“These programs deliver proven and cost-effective initiatives to make the road network safer for all users.

“The funding targets priority projects designed to improve safety across our road network and includes a range of upgrades from intersection works to pedestrian crossings.

“These projects address safety concerns in Wide Bay Burnett. I would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience and understanding while we undertake these important works.”

“The Palaszczuk Government is delivering close to $1.6 billion worth of road and transport infrastructure projects across the Wide Bay over the next four years.

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