Horseshoe Bay Road Rehabilitation and Guardrails

Investment$9 million
Goal4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.
Strategic PurposeTo improve road user safety along Horseshoe Bay Road.
StatusStage 1 & 2 complete. Stage 3 due to commence May 2023.

Townsville City Council is improving road safety along Horseshoe Bay Road on Magnetic Island.

Stage 1 & 2 – The upgrade of 4km of road from Olympus Crescent in Arcadia to Pacific Drive in Horseshoe Bay. Improvements include 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.

Construction commenced Monday 30 May 2022 and was completed in mid-December 2022.

Stage 3 – A further 540m of road upgrades consisting of pavement sealing and repairs from Marine Parade to Olympus Crescent, and road reconstruction and stormwater upgrades into Hayles Avenue to Cook Road. Improvements will include asphalt repairs and resurfacing, underground stormwater improvements, pavement marking, improved bus stop amenity, kerb and channel installation, and footpath upgrades.

Construction is due to commence in May 2023 and will take approximately six months.

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

This is just one of several projects Council is completing on Magnetic Island this financial year, with millions being invested in community infrastructure, renewal of water and wastewater assets and road projects.

This $9 million project is funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments, with the Queensland Government contributing $7 million under the Local Road Network Capital Grants Program and the Australian Government contributing $2 million under the Black Spot Program.

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Proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Local Road Network Capital Grants Program in association with Townsville City Council, and the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program