THE road into Bonogin will be made safer through a $1.99 million Commonwealth-funded upgrade to Bonogin Road which gets under way this week.
The 3.6km upgrade from the Carrington Road to Davenport Drive intersections will include widening the road, removing hazards, improving curve warning signs and installing new vehicle activated signs.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the upgrade would deliver peace of mind for motorists.
“Anyone who’s been to Bonogin knows there’s only one road in and one road out – Bonogin Road is a road everyone has to travel, so it’s vital that it’s safe for motorists,” he said.
“I thank Cr Tozer and the City of Gold Coast for identifying the need for upgrades to Bonogin Road.
“Together we listened to and acted on the needs of this community and – through our advocacy – we secured $1.99 million through the Commonwealth Black Spot program to fund the upgrade.”
Cr Tozer said local families were the big winners out of the upgrade.
“Bonogin Road is a heavily-used road. It’s a road everyone in the Bonogin Valley uses to drive to the local shops and to drive to school and work,” he said.
“Wider verges and better visibility will mean we can make Bonogin Road a safer road for everyone who uses it.
“I thank all motorists for their patience as the road works are carried out and I encourage everyone using Bonogin Road to drive to the conditions and follow instructions from the road works crews while these important works are being completed.”
Caption: City of Gold Coast Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer, GrowCa Bonogin café owner John Stevenson and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz are pleased about the $1.99 million upgrade to Bonogin Road.