3/07/2017

Night-time asphalt works in the Fraser Coast area

Night-time asphalt resurfacing works will start this week at various locations in the Fraser Coast area.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said the works would involve removing sections of the road surface and replacing them with a new layer of asphalt to provide smoother and safer travelling conditions for motorists.
 
“These sections of road have deteriorated over the past few years and these works will minimise future maintenance costs in this area,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
“Works will generally be undertaken between 6pm and 6am and are expected to be completed within a month, weather permitting.
 
“In advance of works starting, electronic message signs will be put in place at each end of the project sites displaying specific work dates.
 
“Motorists and residents are urged to observe the dates on the signs, which will be updated following any changes to the program of works.”
 
The sections of road to be progressively upgraded include:

  • Bruce Highway in the vicinity of Gutchy and Oakey creeks
  • Bruce Highway at the Henry Palmer Bridge
  • Bruce Highway near the Baddow roundabout (Alice Street)

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said to carry out these works safely and efficiently, traffic controllers, single-lane closures and speed restrictions would be in place as required.
 
“Motorists are reminded to observe all warning signage when approaching the road works site and be aware of changed conditions, such as reduced speed limits and queued traffic, and adapt their driving behaviour accordingly,” he said.
 
“Nearby residents and businesses may experience some short-term noise impacts during the works, but undertaking the works at night allows the project to be completed as quickly as possible while traffic volumes are lower.
 
“Every effort will be made to keep construction noise to a minimum where possible, including reverse beeping, which is required for the safety of road workers.
 
“Parking restrictions as well as detours may be in place during the works and access to private properties within the area may also be restricted for a short time.
 
“We will keep any access restrictions to a minimum and the on-site crew will assist residents to access private properties.”
 
“We thank motorists and residents in advance for their patience and cooperation.”
 
For more information about the works, please contact TMR on 1300 728 390 during business hours or email [email protected].