Work to get underway on new Nikenbah roundabout

Work to get underway on new Nikenbah roundabout

Work will start next week on a new roundabout in Nikenbah.

Councillor Denis Chapman said Fraser Coast Regional Council had awarded the $2.6 million contract for the upgrade of the Main Street-Chapel Road-Maggs Hill Road intersection to local company SGQ.

“The new 40-metre diameter roundabout is the final stage of the upgrade of Main Street from the Esplanade to Booral Road,” Cr Chapman said.

“This intersection is the remaining piece of the jigsaw to slot into place, and we thank the Queensland Government for providing $1.1 million towards the project under the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).

“As Hervey Bay continues to expand to the south, Main Street is developing into a major thoroughfare.

“There are high traffic volumes on Chapel Road as people head to the Nikenbah Transfer Station and on Maggs Hill Road as parents access the Fraser Coast Anglican College.

“This new roundabout will help ensure there is a better flow of traffic through the intersection.”

Cr Chapman said the work would be done in stages starting with the Chapel Road leg of the project.

“While the intersection will be open to traffic while the works are underway, motorists can expect delays in each direction leading up to the intersection,” he said.

“There will be a mixture of traffic lights and traffic controllers in place during the works, and I thank everyone in advance for their patience while these important road works are carried out.”

The roundabout construction comes after contractors recently finished work on relocating services including Telstra, Optus, Ergon’s 11kv and low voltage power lines and fibre optic lines, around the intersection.

Work on the roundabout will start on Monday 14 September 2020 and is expected to be finished by the end of February 2021, weather permitting.

Article submitted by Fraser Coast Regional Council

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