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Safer walk to school for St Helens students

20 December 2019

A 750 metre section of footpath along Saltwater Creek Road, Maryborough, between Sydney Street and the entrance to the Saltwater Creek Landfill is being replaced during the school holidays.

The $580,000 project is funded by Council and the State Government as part of the Cycle Network Local Government Grants program.

“The work is the second stage of a project to rebuild the footpath leading to the St Helens State School,” Cr Paul Truscott said.

“The first stage replaced the footpath from the school to Ariadne Street.

“The project will ensure the safety of students and parents attending the St Helen State School as well as provide a safe fitness route for people in that area of Maryborough.

“While walking and cycling have a very low environmental impact, they can have a huge impact on your health.

“Council has a strong focus on ensuring we have a safe, healthy and active community.”

The work includes replacing the existing footpath with a 2.5m wide concrete footpath; extending existing stormwater culverts, bike safe railing and a raised priority crossing at the Sydney Street intersection.

Lighting will be improved at the intersection of Sydney Street and Saltwater Creek Road.  

Stage 1 was completed early this year. It is anticipated that Stage 2 will be undertaken from 16 December during the Christmas School holidays 2019.