Roadworks in Hervey Bay seems to come in cycles … we can go for months or even years with little or no disruption due to roadworks and then things just go crazy.
Right now Main Street seems to be the street where it’s all happening with ongoing speed restrictions around the new intersection with the long-awaited bypass that will allow traffic to access Central Avenue and the expanding Stocklands shopping centre without negotiating the Boat Harbour Drive roundabout.
Further up Main Street work has commenced on the extension of Urraween Road that should link up with Boundary Road and give provide a more direct route from the hospital and parts of Urraween to Urangan and the airport.
Even further along Main Street the road is currently completely blocked at Chapel Road for traffic wanting to access Booral Road.
Of course there’s also the ongoing work on Urraween Road between the hospital and Old Maryborough Road and down on the Esplanade at Scarness there’s the work that’s supposed to take just six weeks to complete.
I wouldn’t be holding the Council to that timetable though … after two weeks all they’ve managed to do is dig a hole and pour some concrete right outside Whitney Mitchell Real Estate … and the work is supposed to extend right down to Lilliana’s Coffee Shop.
At the current rate of work it looks as though it’s going to take them months to complete that job.
Oh and then there’s the night work that’s going to be done on the Maryborough road around St Helens during August. Speed restrictions are already in place although no work seems to have been started just yet.