Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Safety boost for Goodwood Road intersection

Works to upgrade the Goodwood Road and Foleys Road intersection at North Gregory will start this month as part of a $3.79 million package to improve various intersections in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

The project is funded under the Australian Government’s Road Safety Program and will improve safety along this stretch of Goodwood Road.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the works will improve commuter safety when using these key routes, protecting tourists and locals.

“We will improve the overall safety of Goodwood Road in North Gregory by adding dedicated right and left-turn lanes at the Foleys Road intersection,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“Road widening and sealing will also be completed to provide room for the additional turning lanes.

“This project highlights the Australian Government’s focus on regional communities by investing in road safety upgrades across Queensland, showing that we are getting it done for Queenslanders.”

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the upgrades would be delivered as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s record $27.5 billion road and transport plan.

“Safety is on our roads is paramount, which is why we continue to invest in important projects like this that reduce the risk of crashes,” he said.

“The Palaszczuk Government is contributing an additional $758,000 to make sure the upgrade delivers the best outcome for locals.”

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the project complements other road safety projects currently underway in the region.

“The Australian Government has also allocated $3.023 million to improve intersections in the Wide Bay-Burnett region for motorists and the community,” Mr Pitt said.

“We will continue to invest in and deliver the road infrastructure projects that matter to locals, tourists, businesses and freight operators.”

Queensland Assistant Regional Roads Minister Bruce Saunders said nearly $1.5 billion in road and transport projects would be delivered in the Wide Bay Burnett region alone.

“Locals know how committed we are to improving the safety and reliability of our roads, to ensure Queenslanders are getting home sooner and safer than before,” Mr Saunders said.

“This includes major projects like the Bruce Highway upgrade program, the Gympie Bypass and flood immunity on Torbanlea-Pialba Road.

“We expect this upgrade to take about two months to complete, weather and conditions permitting, and I appreciate the patience of the community during this time.”

The $1.27 million Goodwood Road and Foleys Road project was jointly funded under Tranche 1 by the Australian Government committing $1,016,000 and the Queensland Government committing the remaining $254,000.

The $3.79 million Goodwood Road project is jointly funded under Tranche 2 – Mass Action works with the Australian Government committing $3,032,000 and the Queensland Government committing $758,000.

RoadTek will undertake the works from Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm.

Works are expected to take two months to complete, weather and conditions permitting.

For more information about this project, phone 1300 728 390 during business hours or email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au.


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