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.
The concept planning for this project has been completed and detailed design is currently being finalised in readiness for construction. With the announcement of $7.7M funding from the
Australian Government for this project under the “Hinkler Regional Deal” initiative for Hervey Bay, Council is planning for construction to commence in the first half of 2021 with completion in 2022.
Note: Project timelines are subject to contract and weather and may change.
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).