Kin Kora roundabout at peak hour.
Kin Kora roundabout at peak hour. Mara Pattison-Sowden

We asked for the breakdown on $25M Kin Kora roundabout

UPGRADES to the soon to be $25 million Kin Kora roundabout are steaming ahead. The signalised intersection is expected to open mid next year.

The project has met with criticism from some residents who can't understand the massive spend and say removing the trees has solved half the problem.

We asked the state government for a full breakdown of the spend on Kin Kora roundabout.

1. How much has already been spent? 

2. What funds have been dedicated to which aspects of the project?

Their response, attributed to Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher said the following:

"The $25 million Kin Kora intersection upgrade is critical infrastructure for Gladstone.

It will improve safety for motorists and pedestrians and accommodate future traffic growth in the region.

The funding covers planning and design, preconstruction works and project delivery.

Key components include: 

  • Relocation of underground services including water and sewer
  • Extra traffic lanes
  • Traffic signals to control vehicle and pedestrian movements at the intersection
  • Enhanced bus facilities on Philip Street 
  • Resurfacing on both the Dawson Highway and Philip Street
  • Landscaping and pedestrian footpaths

The project is well into the construction phase with the signalised intersection expected to be open to traffic in the middle of next year.

More information about the project is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au."

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