The Port of Bundaberg continues to provide a vital link for the region's industry.
The Port of Bundaberg continues to provide a vital link for the region's industry. Mike Knott

Port of Bundaberg gets a road upgrade

TRUCK access is set to improve to the Port of Bundaberg as contracts have been signed to improve two roads, with works expected to be completed by July 2020.

Buss and Newman Streets will both be getting an upgrade with Buss Street set to become the main route for heavy vehicle to access the Port of Bundaberg.

The upgrade is expected to cost $5.3 million with Bundaberg contractor, Berjondo Earthmoving and Haulage completing the works as the successful tenderer.

Gladstone Ports Corporation will contribute $2.8 million while the Australian Government will contribute the remaining $2.5 million through the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

Gladstone Ports Corporation Acting CEO Craig Walker said the works would take part in ensuring the longevity of the Port of Bundaerg.

Bundaberg Regional Council roads and drainage portfolio spokesman Cr Bill Trevor said the upgrade would allow much needed heavy vehicle access.

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