Road testing to identify further flood damage

BUNDABERG Regional Council is carrying out surface testing on flood affected roads across the region to identify damage that was not obviously visible following the floods.

The testing will occur on roads in North Bundaberg, Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg South and Bundaberg East in an effort to identify potential underlying bitumen issues.

Roads and drainage spokesman Tony Ricciardi said Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funding the council received was only available for damage that could be visually identified by inspectors.

"This testing will allow council to identify damaged road pavements that were not necessarily visible directly after the January floods," Cr Ricciardi said.

"The information we collect will be used to support applications for additional funding to restore our roads and to determine the best repair methods for the damaged sections."

Cr Ricciardi said the council had engaged Roadtek to carry out the testing, which is expected to be finished by early November.

Minor traffic delays are expected during testing, which is being conducted outside business hours.

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