Roadwork ahead of schedule
RAIN has not dampened roadworks in the region, with works at Bucca expected to be open ahead of schedule and in time for a major rowing carnival next month.
The roadworks, to replace a stormwater culvert near the Birthamba and Bucca Road intersection, are progressing well and are scheduled to be completed early next month.
The road has been closed since November 16, with work originally expected to take six to eight weeks.
But Bundaberg Regional Council staff worked quickly to replace the culverts in four days and are now laying a heavy rock base under the pavement.
Work was also carried out on Saturday to complete the stage before further rain could hamper progress.
Pavement layers will be replaced this week and Birthamba Road will be re-opened prior to the Queensland State Championship Regatta in December.
Council roads and drainage infrastructure spokesman Wayne Honor said the roadworks had been carried out ahead of schedule, minimising the disruptions to local traffic.