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North Burnett Regional Council is pleased to advise that it will soon commence road widening works along Cania Dam Road (locally known as Cania Road), working under a contract with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). The work will see approximately 2.5km of pavement widening occur on a stretch of road starting south of Glen Valley Road and ending north of Coppin Road. Other works include upgrades to existing culverts and drainage in the area and the removal of roadside hazards for a safer roadside environment.

The project will provide a great community benefit and a safer road, but it also offers a capability-enhancing opportunity for Council’s workforce.

“This project includes pavement widening and improvement works and will have a positive impact, allowing safer and more comfortable access to the area,” Mayor Les Hotz said. “The road allows tourists and residents to access the tranquil Cania Dam and Cania Gorge, which are big tourism attractions for the region and attract a strong caravaning patronage. This $3.4 million contract for Cania Dam Road provides countless benefits, and Council thanks the Department of Transport and Main Roads for their commitment to regional road improvement.”

“Council looks forward to progressing the project for the community on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads,” Mayor Hotz added. “Improving local infrastructure while supporting the local economy and employment opportunities is a real win-win.”

The work is set to commence in the coming weeks and is targeted for completion in early 2025, weather and conditions permitting. Nearby residents and motorists may experience construction noise, dust, and changed traffic conditions during construction.

Motorists are asked to allow additional travel time while the work is underway and obey any traffic signage that may be in place.

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