The Normanby Street reconstruction project will deliver improved safety and efficiency for road users and improved connectivity of pedestrian and cycle pathways in the Yeppoon Central Business District.

Council is nearing the final planning stages of the project, with concept drawings to be released to the general public in the near future. Normanby Street will undergo a full road reconstruction, including:

  • Trunk water main replacement
  • Water Reticulation main replacement
  • Underground power
  • Stormwater upgrades
  • New kerb and channel
  • New pavement and asphalt
  • Formalised parking spaces
  • Formal bike lanes
  • New wider footpaths
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Street lighting
  • Landscaping

Stage 1 construction works have been completed. This involved the replacement of the 450 trunk watermain and included complex connections to existing pipelines at the intersection of Normanby and Mary Streets.

Council has finalised the overall layout for the project (attached) and is proceeding with detailed design.

Construction work will soon move into Stage 2 which involves the installation of underground power and water reticulation main.

Stage 2: Normanby Street reticulated watermain replacement and undergrounding of electrical services.

Council will begin excavation works along Normanby Street from Ben Street to Mary Street.

The construction team will soon begin open-trenching work to replace the existing reticulated watermain and to install new underground electrical services, including the removal of above ground electrical powerlines and power poles.

Construction impacts will be kept to a minimum, with the affected pathways and roadways being reinstated as work progresses.

Work is schedule to commence in July 2024 and be completed by June 2025 (subject to weather and unforeseen construction delays).

Stage 2 Traffic impacts

The majority of the pipes and conduits will be installed under pathways. Pedestrian detours by means of temporary parking space and traffic lane closures will be in place where work is undertaken.

Short term road closures will be in effect when trench works crosses Normanby Street, Arthur Street, Park Street and Ben Street.

Any businesses with reduced access or direct traffic impacts will be visited by a member of the project team prior to commencement of works.

The Station Quarter Laneway Project, between Arthur Street and James Street.

Council has begun works to construct a laneway and pathway between Arthur Street and James Street.

Work is schedule to be completed by July 2024 (subject to weather and unforeseen construction delays).

Traffic impacts

Minimal impacts to road users is expected. There will be some short term footpaths closures with alternate walkways provided.