The Esplanade at Urangan may be a good place to avoid for the next few days. Roadworks in front of the new resort are leading to very long delays and on Friday there were times when traffic was stopped both ways for so long that drivers were turning back to find alternate routes.
On several occasions this week and last week warning signs have been posted along The Esplanade by traffic controllers advising drivers that road works were in progress and the speed limit was 50. Ummm I thought that the speed limit along The Esplanade was always 50 … or didn’t I get the memo?
There were not posts to the Gossip yesterday because one of your intrepid scribes needed to visit a specialist in Brisbane and so there was another drive to Brisbane and back. The weather conditions for driving were less than ideal and were downright horrendous on the trip back. Heavy rain and a road surface that … Read moreDriving According to the Conditions
The Hervey Bay City Council has begun work on Stage 1 of the upgrading of the Urangan Pier Precinct. The Council describes it as a major project that will include: Upgrading the walk and cycle path Traffic calming Streetscaping including the provision of underground power so that overhead wires can be removed Upgradeing of the … Read moreUrangan Pier Precinct
There are many people in Hervey Bay that want to see the city develop but can the infrastructure in Hervey Bay really cope with that development? Despite the current rain we are currently living with water restrictions and there is the very real threat that those restrictions could become much tougher. What are we doing … Read moreHervey Bay Infrastructure
A survey aimed at identifying the worst roads in Queensland has just been released and one of the roads around Hervey Bay has the dubious honour of being nominated as the second worst stretch of road in this state and it actually tops the list of local council roads. The stretch in question is the … Read moreThe Second Worst Road in the State
Your scribe and his better half had to take a trip to Brisbane and back yesterday – about 600 kms in 9 hours. There was quite a lot of traffic on the road but no one was acting the fool so we had a rather safe trip … once we got out of the Bay. … Read moreHazardous Roads
Imported from 20 May 2005 You don’t have to be here in Hervey Bay for long before you realise that this is a town that is bursting at the seams. The effects of its incredible growth is impacting on everyone and at the moment none more so than the shopkeepers in Main Street Pialba between … Read moreMain Street Mess
Imported from 20May 2005 If you haven’t been out to the Eli Waters shopping centre lately you may be surprised the next time you go to find that traffic lights have been installed at intersection of Maryborough Road and Ibis Drive. It will undoubtedly make it much easier to turn out of Ibis Drive and … Read moreHervey Bay Traffic Lights