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Council continuing road upgrades on Magnetic Island

Council is continuing to improve road safety on Magnetic Island with works to start in Arcadia today (Wednesday, July 5).

Council will undertake a further 540m of road upgrades consisting of pavement sealing and repairs along Armand Way between Olympus Crescent and Marine Parade.

The works, which are expected to take five months to complete (weather permitting), will also include road reconstruction and stormwater upgrades into Hayles Avenue to Cook Road.

Planning and Development Committee chairperson Mark Molachino said Council was delighted to be working with a local contractor, BMD Constructions, to deliver these works.

“These are crucial works for the Magnetic Island community and it’s great Council can support local business BMD,” Cr Molachino said.

“These improvements will include asphalt repairs and resurfacing, underground stormwater improvements, pavement marking, improved bus stop amenity, kerb and channel installation, and footpath upgrades.

“These works are part of Stage 3 of the Horseshoe Bay Road Rehabilitation and Guardrails project and are funded by the Queensland Government’s Local Road Network Capital Grants Program in association with Townsville City Council.

“Council will continue to update the Island community as works progress.”

During construction, traffic management and lane closures will be in place and with some traffic delays expected - residents and visitors are encouraged to allow for extra travel time.

Regular work hours are from 6am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 2pm on Saturday. In exceptional cases, Council may require work outside these hours.

Council recently upgraded 4km of road from Olympus Crescent in Arcadia to Pacific Drive in Horseshoe Bay.

These improvements included approximately 4km of pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing, installation of approximately 1.6km of new guardrail, new safety signage including vehicle-activated warning signs, pavement marking, some kerb and channel installation, footpath upgrades and minor drainage works.

“Council maintains 1830kms of local suburban roads, 582kms of footpaths and bikeways and 4037kms of stormwater drains across the city to support sustainable and effective water runoff in wet weather,” Cr Molachino said.

For more information visit Council’s Works & Road Closures pages.

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