The State Government is studying ways to upgrade the Kin Kora roundabout.
The State Government is studying ways to upgrade the Kin Kora roundabout. Chris Chan

State looking at roundabout upgrade but no word on when

THE State Government is studying ways to upgrade the Kin Kora Roundabout, but has no timeline for its progress.

In Parliament this week, Independent member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham asked Transport Minister Scott Emerson if he could provide a "timeline for addressing this issue".

Mr Emerson said: "I understand... that about 30,000 vehicles use that roundabout every day in Gladstone, so it does cause real challenges.

"At the moment there is a study underway to look at what we can do in terms of future works, which may include additional lanes and signals on that roundabout.

"Work is becoming more and more crucial on that roundabout, because Stockland also has a development at that roundabout which will add even more pressure."

Mrs Cunningham also asked the Minister about the Philip St duplication.

"The Phillip Street duplication is something that (the Department of Transport and Main Roads) is working with the council on in a collaborative submission for the second round of the Roads to Resources Program," Mr Emerson said.

"We acknowledge the challenges with that and as part of that we will see an additional lane and also the rock cuttings involved to expand it."



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