The Esplanade at Scarness was closed earlier this month due to roadworks and will be closed again on Thursday and Friday.
The Esplanade at Scarness was closed earlier this month due to roadworks and will be closed again on Thursday and Friday. Robyne Cuerel

Esplanade to close again for roadworks at Scarness

THE Esplanade at Scarness will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to roadworks but people will still be able to reach businesses in the area.

Fraser Coast city and town centre development portfolio councillor Daniel Sanderson said detours would be in place to keep traffic flowing into the Scarness beach car park.

"While the Esplanade will be blocked to through traffic, we want to ensure people can still get to the Scarness businesses," he said.

Fraser Coast councillor Daniel Sanderson and Mayor Gerard O'Connell discuss plans for the Esplanade at Scarness.
Fraser Coast councillor Daniel Sanderson and Mayor Gerard O'Connell discuss plans for the Esplanade at Scarness. Mitch Crawley

"We want to have the work finished by the end of the week ready for the school holidays, weather permitting.

"The old raised paved pedestrian crossings are being replaced with raised asphalt crossings."

Cr Sanderson said workers aimed to start on the crossing between the shops and the soundstage and then move to the work near Frank St on Thursday.

On Friday, work would transfer to rebuild the pedestrian crossing in front of the Beach House Hotel and the entry statement towards Hervey St, he said.

"Again on Friday, there will be detours operating so people can get past the roadworks," Cr Sanderson said.

The projects would define the precincts, slow traffic and improve the movement of pedestrians, especially children, across the Esplanade between the beach and businesses, he said.

The changes also alerted drivers they were entering a precinct so they should slow down and take some time to explore, Cr Sanderson added.



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