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Slip lane for Sport and Recreation Precinct

26 November 2019

Roadworks at the entry to the Fraser Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct in Woods Road, and at the intersection of Woods Road and Booral Road will improve drive safety and access to the facility.

The two separate projects are being undertaken by Council and the state government.

“The sport and rec precinct has proven to be very popular and is attracting more use than envisaged,” Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said.

“To improve the flow of traffic in and out of the site Council is installing slip lanes on Woods Road. 

“The changes will allow through traffic heading to Maryborough or Hervey Bay to slip past the traffic turning into the facility.”

The $175,220.00 project, awarded to QCivil, is scheduled to start on Wednesday, November 27 and be completed by the end of January, 2020 weather permitting.

“Woods Road will remain open while the project is undertaken.

“As with all roadworks there will be minor delays so if you can avoid using Woods Road for a few weeks please do so.”

At the same time the Department of Transport and Main Roads is upgrading the Booral Road and Woods Road intersection.

The $480,000 project includes widening Booral Road to provide dedicated right and left turn lanes at the Woods Road intersection. 

Dedicated turn lanes improve safety by separating through and turning traffic, reducing the potential for rear-end crashes.

The project, funded under the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner program, is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, weather permitting.