Queensland opens Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass
The Government of Queensland in Australia has officially opened the 1.5km, two-lane Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass to traffic.
The bypass road project was completed with an investment of A$27.5m ($21.8m).
Queensland Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Mark Furner said: "It is with great pleasure that after eight months of construction, which included challenging conditions due to ex-TC Debbie flooding, I announce the town centre bypass is open.
"This is an important project as the bypass will provide a more efficient route for motorists around the town centre, while reducing the flow of heavy vehicle traffic through Beaudesert."
Starting at the intersection of the Mount Lindesay Highway (Brisbane Street) and Helen Street, the bypass connects to Bromelton Street (Beaudesert-Boonah Road) with new signalised intersections at each end.
The project is said to have created 85 new employment opportunities.
SEE Civil, which is responsible for the construction of the project on behalf of Transport and Main Roads and Scenic Rim Regional Council, will also undertake final tasks such as landscaping, site clean-up and other minor works soon.
Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen said: "The town centre bypass has been a long-awaited project for the town and I am thrilled to see the project completed.
"Completion of the town centre bypass will enable council to progress with the master plan to revitalise the town centre."