Red Rover Upgrade Gets Underway

Gladstone Regional Council started work on 27 November on Stages 2 and 5 of the Red Rover Road upgrade at Callemondah.

The works include pavement strengthening at Red Rover Road’s intersections with Bensted Road and Jeff Ringland Road, and widening of a 700 metre section of road to accommodate a bicycle path.

Gladstone Region Deputy Mayor Chris Trevor said the $1.6 million works would cause minimum disruptions to the road users and companies based in nearby industrial precincts.

“The works, which will include redesigning the Bensted Road intersection to enable B-double truck and trailer usage, will stretch along Red Rover Road from the NRG Balloon Loop rail bridge to the Jeff Ringland Road intersection,” Councillor Trevor said.

“Council will endeavour to minimise disruptions throughout the course of the works and expects that the Stage 2 and Stage 5 works will be completed by February, 2018.”

He said the five stages of the overall project will improve the serviceability and safety of one of the Gladstone Region’s key roadways.