Rural intersection gets much needed makeover

Our Region’s rural roads just keep getting better with almost $1 million of upgrades to Boongary Road, Kabra, recently completed. The upgrades included widening the intersection at Kabra Road and Boongary Road as well as the addition of dedicated turning lanes and improved street lighting to be installed in the coming weeks.

Infrastructure Portfolio Spokesperson Councillor Tony Williams said the project was a much needed improvement for the community.

“The previous intersection was too narrow for heavy vehicles to turn safely so the upgrade is a welcome change that will mean they can now travel through with ease,” Cr Williams said.

“This intersection is one of the access points for the Gracemere Industrial Estate, which is only increasing with truck traffic, therefore it was important that this section of road was widened to accommodate this growing area.

“Widening the intersection means it is now much safer for both heavy vehicle operators and the community.”

Divisional Councillor Cherie Rutherford said the upgrades were identified as part of Council’s ongoing forward works program.

“Council wanted to provide better access to the industrial estate for the increased heavy vehicles, and we believe this improvement to the Boongary Road intersection will greatly assist with this,” Cr Rutherford said.

“Road safety is such an important element of community safety so I am extremely pleased to see this improvement for the Kabra, Mount Morgan and Gracemere communities.”

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