Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance has announced a $1.33 million road project for Camelia Avenue, Everton Hills.
Council today awarded the tender for the project, which will see new road surfacing, coloured cycle lanes, pedestrian pathways and kerb extensions along a 650m stretch of Camelia Avenue from Mirabella Street to Pavonia Street.
“Camelia Avenue is an important road for our community and businesses, and I’m pleased to see new works that will improve safety the thousands who use it each day,” Cr Constance said.
“This project will not only ensure cyclists, motorists and pedestrians can safely navigate the road, it will also reduce ongoing maintenance costs and extend its overall lifespan.
The scope of works also include new street trees and drainage improvements.
Cr Constance said the Mirabella Street to Pavanoia Street project would soon be followed by an works on the Camelia Avenue and South Pine Road intersection, which was announced as part of council’s 2018/19 budget.
“Council has also allocated $630,000 in its budget to help tackle traffic congestion at the South Pine Road intersection and install new traffic signalling.
“These announcements are another milestone in improving our local road network. The upgrade adds to the four-lane expansion of South Pine Road from Camelia Avenue to Queens Road and the Patricks Road and Dawson Parade intersection project.”
The bulk of the $1.33 million works will take place outside of peak hours to minimise disruptions to road users, and are scheduled to begin July 2018 and take 10-12 weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Cr Constance said local businesses and residents would receive notification prior to works commencing and variable message boards would be installed to notify motorists, and asked road users to heed the advice of construction crews and signage.