Councillor David Dalgleish at the site of the $1.2 million pedestrian and cycle overpass for which building will start next month.
Councillor David Dalgleish at the site of the $1.2 million pedestrian and cycle overpass for which building will start next month.

$1.2m overpass for Maryborough

CYCLISTS in Maryborough will be reconnected with the city’s west end when a $1.2 million overpass across the Bruce Highway is complete.

David Dalgleish, who holds the Fraser Coast council’s rural and urban infrastructure portfolio, confirmed yesterday that Maryborough company Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd will start work on the pedestrian and cycle overpass next month.

“Two major events in the project will occur when the pre-cast bridge girders are lifted into place and when the concrete deck is poured,” he said.

“Traffic will be detoured through Maryborough via Walker Street, Ferry Street and Gympie Road during these times.

“We hope that motorists will be patient when disruptions occur.”

The three-metre wide overpass will provide safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists between Maryborough city and TAFE, Riverside Christian College, the railway station and residential developments in Maryborough West.

Pedestrians and cyclists wanting to use the overpass will head along the section of Gayndah Road that was cut when the Bruce Highway took its present alignment several years ago.

New footpaths will form a link running from Sunbury School to Biggenden Road via the overpass which will be well signposted on both sides.

The project, which is part of the council’s Maryborough Walk and Cycle Strategy, has secured a 50 per cent subsidy from the Qld Government’s TIDS Safest road funding program.

It has also involved land transfers from Qld Rail.



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