Goodwood Road being reconstructed after water damage.
Goodwood Road being reconstructed after water damage. Mike Knott

Goodwood Road closed for days

THE Goodwood Road approach to the Elliott River will be closed until at least Tuesday, according to Bundaberg Regional Council.

Council group manager for roads and drainage Peter Jensen said crews had been working on a major washout at the Elliott River approach and significant damage at the Gregory River Bridge approaches.

“We will have to put new bitumen and new asphalt down there,” he said.

The main problem is the council will not be able to get hold of the necessary materials until at least Tuesday.

“The crews will be working all weekend to get the road ready for the final touches on Tuesday,” he said.

“With a bit of luck we will be able to open the road on Tuesday.”

Mr Jensen said costings had not yet been done for the work.

“It’s a total guess at this stage, but $100,000 would be easily chewed up by that damage,” he said.

Mr Jensen said at this stage he was not aware of any major damage to other roads in the region because they were mostly covered by water.

However, he was hopeful roads in the city such as Targo and Tantitha streets would not have suffered too much damage.

“The water that covered them was all backwater and not free flowing, so there shouldn’t be bad damage,” he said.

“It should only be damaged if it gets wet and then we have big trucks going over it.”

Work crews had also been out repairing the Isis Highway between Bundaberg and Childers, which had been riddled with potholes earlier in the week.

“I’m advised the Bruce Highway is not too bad. Hopefully we’ve got it safe at the moment.”



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