More than half kilometre of new pathway is being installed adjacent to the Bruce Highway at Home Hill, providing a safer route for residents and visitors to access local shops, schools and work places by foot and bicycle.
Council crews have commenced works at the site, along Seventh Avenue, with the first concrete poured last week.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the 2.5m wide footpath would extend from Sixteenth Street for 510m towards the Burdekin Bridge.
“This is the first stage in the provision of a shared pathway in Home Hill which will allow pedestrians and, ultimately, cyclists to traverse the township,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Council is undergoing strategic planning to identify where connections between existing pathways can be made and where access to the pathways from the road can be improved. This will be a long term plan, working to achieve a high standard of pathways in Home Hill.”