Horseshoe Bay Road Rehabilitation and Guardrails

Investment$9 million
Jobs30
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.
StatusConstruction commenced 30 May 2022.

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

4km of road from Olympus Crescent in Arcadia to Pacific Drive in Horseshoe Bay will be upgraded. 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 is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, weather and conditions permitting.

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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This project is funded by the Queensland Government and Australian Government.