A view along Niagara Road to its Bunya Highway intersection … the current single lane bitumen seal will be ripped up for the duration of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm construction phase

October 4, 2018

The South Burnett Regional Council announced on Thursday it has signed a $6.7 million infrastructure agreement over Niagara Road.

The road provides access to the northern end of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm and the Powerlink electricity substation being built there.

Under the terms of the agreement signed with principal contractor GE Catcon, a 13km section of Niagara Road between the Bunya Highway and Jarail Road, which currently has a single lane bitumen seal, will be converted to a six metre wide, unsealed road for the wind farm’s construction phase.

Once construction is completed, the road will be given a four metre wide bitumen seal.

All road work will be carried out by Council staff.

“Council continues to work in a co-operative partnership with AGL Energy, Catcon and its partners,” Mayor Keith Campbell said.

“The upgrade of Niagara Road represents another major benefit to the South Burnett community as part of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm project.”

Construction work on Niagara Road will start next Monday, with some preliminary work undertaken this week.

During construction, through traffic will be controlled by signage or traffic control and minor delays can be expected.

There may also be some restrictions on property access for short periods, but affected residents will be notified of this in advance by the onsite supervisor.

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