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Roads Portfolio chair Cr Gavin Jones (Photo: SBRC)

May 16, 2018

Road crews are only tackling a few new jobs this month because council workers are still engaged on projects begun in April.

Roads portfolio chair Cr Spud Jones told Wednesday’s Council meeting reconstruction works from Tropical Cyclone Debbie were also consuming a lot of staff effort.

This month, workers will continue building new footpaths along Haly Street in Kingaroy and Stephens Street in Murgon.

The Kingaroy crew will tackle the section between Murphy and Willowglen streets and the Murgon crew, the section between Stephens Street and the entrance to the Jubilee Swimming Pool.

Cr Jones said the widening and overlay of Wattle Camp Road at Wattle Camp is now more than half completed and work on the realignment of part of Memerambi-Barkers Creek road had begun, with clearing and grubbing works completed.

This month, crews will resheet:

  • Walsh Road at Runnymede
  • Glencoe Road at Coverty
  • Minmore Road at Wattle Grove, and
  • Edenvale South Road, near Kingaroy

Other crews will continue working on 15 grader maintenance and resheeting projects that were begun in April.

On May 21, work will also start on a six-month, $1.87 million roundabout at the junction of the D’Aguilar Highway and Rogers Drive in Kingaroy – a notorious black spot that has been the scene of many crashes and near misses over the past five years.

Crews will also carry out formation resheeting on a one kilometre stretch of the Kingaroy-Burrandowan Road, weather permitting.

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