Road construction to ease Maynard/Fitzgerald bottleneck

A large culvert is being installed as part of the Eggmolesse Street development
16 Feb 2017

The 2018 school year will present a very different scenario for motorists dropping off and collecting students from Shalom College thanks to work currently being undertaken by Bundaberg Regional Council.

To complement the Kay McDuff extension to the Ring Road, work is underway to construct 1600 metres of roadway forming Eggmolesse Street which will act as a connector road between Fitzgerald Street and Johanna Boulevard.

In addition to providing an alternate route for motorists travelling to the West Bundaberg area, the construction of Eggmolesse Street will also offer a second access point for Shalom College.
Eggmolesse Street runs between the Catholic Cemetery and Fairymead Swimming Club and will join with Johanna Boulevard at Eva Street.  This strategic road construction will facilitate improved connectivity to commercial and light industrial areas in West Bundaberg as well as the Bundaberg Airport and Super Park.

Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesman Cr Wayne Honor said that with motorists using the new Eggmolesse Street, Council is expecting some relief from the current traffic bottleneck around Shalom during peak traffic times.

“Eggmolesse Street will be constructed in two stages.  The first stage, currently under construction by local contractor, Development Construction Pty Ltd will form Eggmolesse Street from Johanna Boulevard through to Fitzgerald Street and will be completed by late September.

“Stage Two will see the installation of a roundabout at the Fitzgerald/Eggmolesse Streets intersection. This work is currently under design and construction is anticipated to be finalised by the end of November, 2017.”

This $5 Million project has significant funding contributions from the Australian and Queensland Governments and Bundaberg Regional Council.

Division 7 Councillor, Ross Sommerfeld said a major water main was also to be installed as part of the road construction and this infrastructure will provide improved water pressures to support future residential and commercial growth.

“The $2.8 million project to connect Kay McDuff Drive with the Bundaberg Ring Road is on track to be completed in May.”

“Local company Berajondo Earthmoving is undertaking the work which will provide a direct link from the Bundaberg Ring Road to the adjacent industrial area for heavy transport vehicles.”

“This is a huge win for our community.  Improved road safety and connectivity in conjunction with a heavy vehicle link will help alleviate traffic congestion experienced at peak times at the Maynard / Fitzgerald Streets intersection.”

The Kay McDuff Drive Extension has been jointly funded by the Federal and Queensland Governments.



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