Improving Hervey Bay’s east-west road links is vital to meeting the needs of our growing population and to limit traffic congestion, a large part of this solution will be the Boundary Road Extension Project. The project will provide for the completion of the missing link between Boundary Road and Kawungan Way for a distance of approximately 1,900m.
Council, at its Meeting held on 22 September 2021 resolved to award the tender for the construction of the Boundary Road Extension project to Local Contractor, SGQ Pty Ltd for the sum of $19,846,776.81. SGQ Pty Ltd have extensive experience in the construction industry having recently completed the Main Street/Chapel Road/Maggs Hill Road Roundabout project, the Raward Road Open Channel Upgrade and the Adelaide Street CBD Revitalisation project for Council. A start date of February 2022 had originally been flagged for this project. The Contractor has indicated that due to a more positive procurement process, the commencement of this project can be brought forward to early November 2021.
As the project received external funding from the Federal and State Governments, Council is currently in discussions with these entities relating to an earlier commencement date for this project.
The Contractor has indicated that their original proposed completion date of June 2023, weather permitting will still apply to this project.
The works that will commence in early November 2021 will concentrate on the excavation of the drainage area and removal of vegetation predominately between Grevillea Street and Denmans Camp Road; however in addition to these works, there will be some tree clearing works to the west of Grevillea Street. The area of the works will be fenced to exclude pedestrian access through the construction footprint however, no road closures are planned for this first stage of the works.
Note: Project timelines are subject to contract and weather and may change.
Tender awarded for major new Hervey Bay road project Work on the Boundary Road extension in Hervey Bay will start within months after Fraser Coast Regional Council this week awarded the $20 million construction contract to local company SGQ.
Tenders are now being sought to build a major new east-west arterial road in Hervey Bay.
The Boundary Road extension has been identified in Council’s forward planning horizon since the early 1980’s when the road corridor was originally dedicated. The corridor is the missing link of a strategic east-west transport network in Hervey Bay to address traffic demand due to the orderly growth of the Fraser Coast Region. Over the past 40 years, the area’s population has grown significantly which has placed traffic pressure on the state and local transport network triggering the need for the extension to be delivered.
The Urraween to Boundary Road extension will link Urraween Road to Boundary Road (from Kawungan Way to Denmans Camp Road), and will provide a continuous east-west link through Hervey Bay. The project will provide for the completion of the missing link between Boundary Road and Kawungan Way for a distance of approximately 1,900m to a Traffic Distributor standard. The project will include a new signalised intersection at Grevillea Street and an upgraded, signalised intersection at Denmans Camp Road. The project will also include road lighting, landscaping and drainage works and will improve the current drainage performance in the immediate area. A shared path will be provided for the length of the road corridor which will improve the east-west connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Boundary Road extension will provide improved access and travel times for residents to key facilities such as the Hervey Bay Public Hospital, St Stephens Private Hospital, medical precinct, Fraser Island via River Heads, Airport and Industrial areas. Once complete, the extension will help relieve traffic pressures on Boat Harbour Drive (State Network).