Eggmolesse Street on the Road to Recovery
- Eggmolesse Street extension provides additional access points to Shalom College
- Project to improve safety and ease congestion between Maynards Road and Shalom College
- Australian Government invests almost $3 million in upgrade through Roads to Recovery program
Major road upgrades around Bundaberg’s Shalom College have been completed just in time for Christmas, guaranteeing less traffic congestion for local drivers from 2018 onwards.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the majority of funding for the Eggmolesse Street connector road project came from the federal Roads to Recovery program.
"The upgrade to Eggmolesse Street will alleviate congestion between the Maynards Road roundabout and the college entrance, and is a good example of how Roads to Recovery is benefiting communities by making local roads safer and more reliable," Mr Pitt said.
Mr Pitt said the Australian Government had invested almost $3 million in the Eggmolesse Street extension, creating extra access points to the nearby college.
"Work includes installing significant stormwater drainage and a bigger water main connecting Johanna Boulevard to Fitzgerald Street to cater for future residential and industrial growth in the area," Mr Pitt said.
Bundaberg Regional Mayor Jack Dempsey said the upgrade would also facilitate better connectivity to commercial and light industrial areas as well as the Bundaberg Airport and Super Park.
"The project complements the Kay McDuff Drive extension to the Bundaberg Ring Road, which creates alternate options to for all road users. It will provide more direct routes and direct heavy vehicles away from residential, school and recreational areas," Cr Dempsey said.
Construction on the project started in September 2016 and has now been completed.
The $3.5 million project was jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing up to $3 million, and the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council each providing $258,407.