Work on a new mobility scooter corridor is set to get underway.
Work on a new mobility scooter corridor is set to get underway. Alistair Brightman

Work on $800k mobility corridor to get underway this week

WORK on the $800,000 project to build a 3.2Km section of the Link Mobility Corridor from Urraween Road (Urraween Road/Madsen Road intersection) to Chapel Road will start this week.

It is anticipated that the project, to be undertaken by local company SGQ Civil, will take 12 weeks to complete, weather permitting, Infrastructure and Planning Portfolio Councillor Denis Chapman said.

The project is being funded by a $439,750 grant from the Australian Government's Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program which is administered by the Queensland Government's Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games and Council.

It includes laying a three-metre-wide bitumen pavement and culvert crossings. A shelter shed was installed at the Chapel Street end of project as part of the Chapel Road reconstruction earlier this year.

At the completion of the project, the Link Mobility Corridor will stretch 13.5 kms from the Urangan Pier to Chapel Road offering cyclists, mobility scooter users, walkers and joggers a safe route thorough Hervey Bay away from roads.

At the pier it links with the 12.5 km-long shared walk/cycle path along the foreshore that links Urangan to Gatakers Bay.



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