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Works on 4.5km of Beerburrum Rd to get under way

Work is about to get under way to overhaul 4.5km of Beerburrum Road at Elimbah.

Assistant Regional Roads Minister Bruce Saunders says the $3 million project is supporting other major works in the area.

Single-lane closures, traffic controllers, reduced speed limits and signs would be in place during works.

“Motorists should observe all signs when approaching the road works and adapt their driving behaviour to the changed traffic conditions," Mr Saunders says.

"Thank you to motorists and the community in advance for their patience and cooperation during these essential works."

The project is expected to be completed in early 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Mr Saunders says the government is delivering a $28.8 million project to improve safety along sections of Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road, and it’s important to get the surface right on this section.

“This $3 million upgrade was initially slated for 2.5 kilometres but has now been extended,” he says.

"Design investigations identified a larger section of Beerburrum Road could be improved.

"Works will include upgrades and resealing along 4.5 kilometres from south of Soldier Road to just north of Eaton Road.

"Beerburrum Road is a key link between the D'Aguilar Highway and Steve Irwin Way with almost 6000 vehicles travelling on it daily.

“This will improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs along this section of Beerburrum Road.

"Importantly, it will improve the road for locals, making it safer and helping them get home to their families sooner.”

Member for Pumicestone Ali King said in late 2019, a temporary speed limit reduction from 100kmh to 80kmh was implemented along this section, while the design for upgrades was finalised.

"Once works are complete early next year, the 100kmh speed zone will be reinstated," Ms King says.

"We will also install a wide centre line treatment along the route, near Eaton Road.

"This will provide greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions and reduce the likelihood of head-on crashes."