Roads to success at Gin Gin

A NUMBER of Bundaberg Regional Council projects in the Gin Gin hinterland area are taking roads in the right direction, despite a problematic lack of water.

Although plenty of work has been on-going in the area, councillor Wayne Honor said they have encountered some difficulties.

“Our hinterland roads and stormwater crews have been monitoring the gravel roads weekly, but due to the poor rainfall, many roads are unable to receive the regular maintenance grading as planned,” Cr Honor said.

However, a number of roadworks projects have recently been completed successfully.

These include the Rangeview Road bitumen upgrade, two new bus set-down areas and new shelters at Tirroan Road and Kookaburra Park, and the Tablelands Road realignment at Dalysford.

Projects nearing completion include the Elliot Street upgrade, the full reconstruction of Monduran Road from the Bruce Highway to the Old Timber Bridge, and the major upgrade of Gin Gin’s stormwater services, prior to the Streetscape.

Cr Honor also said council responds to requests as soon as possible, to continue the improvement of roads for residents in the region.

“When a complaint is received regarding the poor condition of a road, an immediate inspection is planned,” he said.

Cr Honor said that means a supervisor, technical officer or district engineer inspects the roads and tests the condition using visual, drive-ability and in special cases, a roughness counter is adopted.

“Regularly the complaints received are minor and placed on the maintenance program, but other cases such as Wonbah-Gaeta Road and Duckpond Road have been checked weekly and once the hazard assessment risk has been completed, appropriate signage is erected to warn drivers,” he said.

“These particular roads shall be concentrated on immediately, once enough water becomes available.”

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