Boundary Rd upgrade set to be completed next week
MOTORISTS are set for a traffic reprieve with the long-running Boundary Rd upgrades in Torquay set to be completed next week.
Work on the $2.2 million project to rebuild 900m of the busy road has been under way since May.
Infrastructure planning and delivery councillor Trevor McDonald said while the project had taken longer than expected, the end was in sight.
"If everything goes according to plan the project could be completed by the end of next week," he said.
"The project went slightly longer than the anticipated 16 weeks due to wet weather at the start of the works.
"The council thanks residents and businesses in surrounding streets for their patience while the project was under way."
As part of the project, 900m of Boundary Rd from Bideford St to Denmans Camp Rd was rebuilt.
The works included pavement rehabilitation, drainage improvements, kerb and channel, parking bays, and surfacing.
Meanwhile, motorists should expect delays while upgrades to the Esplanade at Scarness continue this week.
Closures will be in place on Thursday and Friday but the council says people would still be able to access shops, attractions and beach car park.
Fraser Coast councillor Daniel Sanderson said the aim was to have work finished by the end of the week ready for the school holidays, weather permitting.