$900K road upgrade for Mount Nebo

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$900K road upgrade for Mount Nebo

Thanks to more than $980,000 in funding from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a contract to upgrade two sections of Mount Nebo Road to improve safety for motorists.

Council Spokesperson for Asset Construction and Maintenance, Councillor Adam Hain, said works would be completed next month near Jolly’s Lookout and Mount Nebo Road, near the Darcy Kelly Road intersection.

“This project will include road widening and installing crash barriers at Darcey Kelly Road,” he said.

“We know 49 people lost their lives on Moreton Bay Region roads between 2016 and 2018.

“Everyone has a role to play in road safety and for this council, that means continuing to invest in a safe and integrated transport network.”

Councillor for Division 11 Darren Grimwade said since 2009, council had invested over $5 million and received $2.6 million from the Australian and state governments as part of Disaster Recovery and Roads to Recovery funds to upgrade several sections of Mount Nebo Road that have been impacted by heavy rains.

“The safety of everyone on our roads is paramount and the hinterland is no exception,” Cr Grimwade said.

“Well maintained roads are critical for connecting our communities, driving the economy, supporting local jobs and enabling our incredible lifestyle.”