Tin Can Bay Road upgrade

Twelve projects across the Wide Bay Burnett region have been given the green light to rollout in 2018/19 under the Government’s Safer Roads Sooner initiative and one of them is scheduled for the Tin Can Bay Road at the Maryborough/Cooloola Road intersection.

The approved $276,300 project will see the construction of a dedicated right-turn lane on Tin Can Bay Road at the Maryborough–Cooloola Road intersection near Tin Can Bay, to separate through and turning traffic.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the upgrade is scheduled to take place in the 2018-19 financial year.

“In preparation for the works, project officers will contact surrounding residents at each site and provide information about the scope of works and any impacts,” he said.

“This announcement is fantastic news and I would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience when my department undertakes the works.”

Mark Bailey said the project is part of the long-running Safer Roads Sooner initiative that continues to provide tangible safety benefits for Queenslanders.

“Safer Roads Sooner is one of our strongest road safety improvement programs and focuses on high benefit, cost effective road engineering treatments that address known and potential crash locations,” Mr Bailey said.

“Any death on our roads is one too many, so initiatives like this are vital to making sure we have the safest possible road network available to motorists.”

For more information about the project, please contact the Bundaberg office on 1300 728 390 during business hours or email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au.