Seaforth welcomes new shared pathway

A beachside town is counting the days until a new shared pathway is accessible for their community.

Mayor Greg Williamson said residents had raised concerns regarding the safety of children travelling to and from school.

He said families currently travelled along the shoulder of Yakapari-Seaforth Road or on the grass adjacent to the road.

The $697,000 project will formalise a safe, dedicated travel path for pedestrians and cyclists.

The three-staged project will commence this month with the first stage delivering an 860-metre pathway from Seaforth Reservoir Road to Aviland Drive.

Mayor Williamson said once complete, users would be able to travel from Seaforth State School to the township.

Council held a community consultation session in September last year to further understand the community’s needs and feedback has been incorporated into the design.

Local contractor, Haber Excavations will commence stage one this month, with works expected to be completed by May.

Mayor Williamson said the subsequent stages would then be completed this financial year.

Please be aware that work will be carried out Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 5pm.

Residents will be able to continue to use the grass verge while the area is under traffic management and reduced speed limits.

This Works for Queensland project is delivering jobs for regional Queensland and is funded by the Queensland Government.