Stage 3 of Kirkwood Road starts
GLADSTONE will be better connected by the end of the year with construction having started on a new road.
Golding Contractors started preliminary works on the $25.3 million federally funded Kirkwood Road Stage 3 project last month.
This project will result in 2.3 kilometres of new road, which will connect Gladstone-Benaraby Road with the Dawson Highway.
The final stage will continue on from Stage 2, which opened to traffic in February 2009, completing the strategic ring road providing access to several major industrial areas as well as linking Port Curtis Way with the Bruce Highway.
Gladstone Regional Council Mayor George Creed said the road would also take congestion off the Kin Kora roundabout and provide shorter travelling times between Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and Gladstone.