Maggs Hill Road works underway
AFTER years of complaints, crashes and dust, Maggs Hill Road in Nikenbah is finally being rebuilt and sealed.
Work started on the $900,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council project last week.
“We aim to reconstruct the entire 1.8km of Maggs Hill Road between Doolong South Road and Main Street,” mayor Mick Kruger said.
The council said the 12-week reconstruction project included rebuilding the pavement to withstand the increased traffic volumes expected as the area along the ridge which framed Hervey Bay continued to develop and the Fraser Coast Anglican College continued to grow.
When finished the road will be two lanes with a seven-metre wide sealed strip and improved drainage.
Maggs Hills Road resident Richard Horniblow said people in the area were thrilled work had started.
“We've fought for years because there's been that many accidents,” he said.
“We're really pleased to see it's getting done.”
Mr Horniblow said members of the Hervey Bay Historical Railway Village Museum Club will also be thrilled with better access to their club grounds off Maggs Hill Road and it would allow easier access for the public when the model steam train club eventually opened its gates to visitors.