Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell (right) and the council's group manager infrastructure delivery Davendra Naidu check on the progress of the new Urraween Rd extension.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell (right) and the council's group manager infrastructure delivery Davendra Naidu check on the progress of the new Urraween Rd extension. Contributed

Work starts on $12M Urraween Rd to Doolong Flats extension

WORK has started on the $12 million extension of Urraween Rd to Doolong Flats in Hervey Bay.

"While most of the project is through vacant land, there will be some traffic delays as lights are installed at a new intersection to be built near the substation in Doolong Rd," Infrastructure portfolio councillor Trevor McDonald said.

Four roundabouts will be built along the new road to cater for future roads that will service future subdivisions as they develop across the Doolong Flats.

"The new trunk roads will reduce traffic through residential areas and cater for the future growth," Cr McDonald said.

"The project should be finished by March next year, weather permitting."

Local company SGQ has been awarded the contract to build the new road which will start at the existing Main St-Urraween Rd intersection, cross Doolong Rd near the Ergon substation and head south into vacant land eventually joining Doolong South Rd near the Anglican College.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said there was a massive amount of roadworks happening in Urraween at the moment. 

"This project is one of the five being jointly funded by council and the Australian Government under the Building Better Regional Cities Program," he said.

The other projects in the program are:

  • The Urraween Rd-Nissen St-Madsen Rd intersection upgrade
  • The Urraween distributor (Main St to Bay Dr)

Work has already started on the Urraween distributor, now called Sterling Way, which connects Main St to Bay Dr, and the Urraween Rd-Nissen St-Madsen Rd intersection upgrade.

About $22.9 million will be spent on the roadwork projects.



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