Funding allocated to final stage of Neurum Road upgrade

The final stage of works to upgrade Neurum Road, which connects Woodford and Kilcoy, will commence early next year, with council allocating funds received through the Federal Governments Roads to Recovery programme to complete the project.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 12 Councillor Adrian Raedel said council had allocated $1.8 million over two years of Roads to Recovery funding to the important upgrade project.

Over the past six years we have been gradually upgrading Neurum road to make it wider and safer for motorists, Councillor Raedel said.

The communities of Woodford and Kilcoy have long been calling for upgrades to this road to be finalised.

Council has secured $9.58 million from the Roads to Recovery programme this financial year and $11 million for next financial year. I was determined to see some of these funds go towards completing this important road project.

Neurum Road is a road of regional significance and I thank the Federal Government for helping us to deliver a much safer road network for the people of this area, as well as those that use the road to commute through our region.

The final stage of the upgrade project will include the widening of Neurum Road, from Stanton Road to Neurum Creek, to nine metres including sealed road shoulders. The road will also be resurfaced to improve safety and sight distances.

The work is expected to commence in February 2016 and be completed before the end of next year.