SMOOTHER RIDE FOR EUMUNDI-KENILWORTH ROAD
20th January 2022
A $2.9 million resurfacing project on Eumundi-Kenilworth Road is set to begin this month.
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the works would improve the quality of a 2.7 kilometre stretch of the road.
“The Palaszczuk Government delivered its sixth record road and transport plan, coming in at $27.5 billion over the next four years,” Mr Skelton said.
“That includes $2.9 million to rehabilitate a critical stretch of Eumundi-Kenilworth Road between the Bunya Road roundabout and the Bruce Highway overpass to Memorial Drive.
“We know that over 3000 people use this stretch of road daily, including heavy vehicles, and we want to see each and every one get home sooner and safer than before.”
Mr Skelton said the project added to the over $5.7 million invested in the road over the past few years.
“Eumundi-Kenilworth Road is a popular route for locals and tourists alike, connecting the Bruce Highway with our western suburbs and beyond,” he said.
“That’s why we undertook a similar project in 2019 to rehabilitate the road from Belli Community Hall access to just east of Cedar Creek Road at an investment of $4.2 million.
“Since then, we’ve also resealed the section between Belli Oak Tree Road and Moy Pocket Road, as well as slope stabilisation works on the eastbound side, to ensure the safety and reliability of the road.
“This is important work that will benefit our community now, and into the future, and I look forward to seeing works get underway this month.”
Works will be carried out in two stages beginning in late January 2022 and stage two will begin in early May 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Resurfacing works will be carried out at night, between 6pm and 6am, Sunday to Thursday.
Drivers are encouraged to observe all signage and drive to the conditions.
For current information on roadworks and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the QLDTraffic app.
Recent works undertaken on Eumundi-Kenilworth Road include:
• Geotechnical investigations carried out in the westbound lane of Eumundi-Kenilworth Road, between Ceylon Road and Pearce Road, Eerwah Vale in November 2021.
• $710,000 batter protection project completed in 2021 to stabilise a 50-metre section on the eastbound side of Eumundi-Kenilworth Road.
• $800,000 repairs and resealing works completed in 2020 on a five-kilometre section between Belli Oak Tree Road and Moy Pocket Road at Gheerulla.
• $4.2 million rehabilitation project completed in 2019 on a 3.4-kilometre section from the Belli Community Hall access to just east of Cedar Creek Road, Belli Park.