Repairs to culvert on the way

WORK to replace the Sheepstation Creek culvert on Wallaville-Goondoon Road is moving as quickly as possible, with Bundaberg Regional Council set to award a contract.

The road was closed in December after floodwaters washed the culvert and road away.

The culvert was damaged by heavy rain earlier in the year and an engineering assessment of the structure at that time found a load limit was needed to ensure the safety of motorists.

Further damage caused by the storm in early December forced the council to close the road, with claims for funding submitted under National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Council roads and drainage infrastructure spokesman Wayne Honor said to expedite restoration of the culvert, tenders for its installation and associated works were called as soon as possible.

Cr Honor said it was expected the work would take three to four months.



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