MOTORISTS will have easier and safer access to the Calliope River Boat Ramp and Friends of RSPCA when access roads off Port Curtis Way are opened next Tuesday.
Access to Gladstone Regional Council's Gladstone Sewerage Treatment Plant will also be enhanced as a result of the upgrade which is nearing completion and is a Queensland Government Safer Roads Sooner project.
Council's Engineering Services portfolio spokesperson Councillor Rick Hansen said Council had been contracted by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to complete the $2.3 million project which would provide safer access points for drivers.
"The flow of traffic in the vicinity of Calliope River Bridge, near NRG Gladstone, will be better managed following the upgrade, enhancing safety for all road users," Cr Hansen said.
"The work involved the construction of four new roads, and the widening of the NRG Gladstone Operating Services ring road.
"Access to and from the NRG power station, boat ramps, Friends of the RSPCA, and the sewerage treatment plant will now be via the slip lanes and ring road.
"Right and left hand turns directly from Port Curtis Way will no longer be permitted once the new roads have been opened."
Cr Hansen said although the road would open next Tuesday, a final bitumen sealing was scheduled to be applied on October 1-2 and would cause some traffic delays during general business hours on both days.