October 14, 2013
Repairs to two more South Burnett roads have received a boost with almost $300,000 more “Betterment” funding released by the State Government.
Silverleaf Road will receive $271,000 as part of a $734,988 project to cement stabilise the pavement road base across the carriageway and shoulders at four floodways and extend two-coat bitumen seals to cover the shoulders.
A table drain will also be installed at one low point on the road to improve drainage and reduce inundation.
Silverleaf Road received an estimated $808,589 damage in the 2011 and 2013 floods.
A 28m concrete floodway will be built on Jerrards Road at Boondooma to increase the flood immunity and resilience of the road.
The Betterment Fund will contribute $21,867 to the $872,445 project.
Damage from the 2011 floods to Jerrards Road was estimated at $131,537 however works weren’t completed due to the 2013 rains which caused an estimated $848,213 damage.
Other local projects which have been funded under the joint State-Federal funding are:
- Kumbia-Brooklands Road – $390,949
- Aerodrome Road (Kingaroy) – $174,733
- River Road, Kingaroy – $517,870
- Mondure-Wheatlands Road, Mondure – $181,926
- Pound Street, Kingaroy – $498,000
- Geritz Road, Kingaroy – $629,000
- Heading Road, Sunny Nook – $395,600