IMPROVED road infrastructure and delivering much needed jobs are just two of the benefits of community roads projects currently underway on the Fraser Coast.
The combined investment of nearly $1.5-million by the Queensland Government and Fraser Coast Regional Council has helped boost three rural and community roads projects in the North Aramara and Glenwood areas.
In the North Aramara district, a timber bridge on Nahrung Road will be replaced and a section of the bitumen surface on Musket Flat Road will be upgraded to the tune of $250,000 and $700,000 respectively.
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Division 1 Councillor James Hansen said the bridge had reached the end of its useful life and would be replaced with a concrete culvert.
Cr Hansen said works in Musket Flat Road would include the installation of stormwater drainage culverts, the rebuilding of tabledrains, bitumen sealing, road signage and line marking.
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In Glenwood, $500,000 has been allocated to rebuild and seal Abbott Road – that’s from the intersection with Sykes Road to the end of Abbott Road.
Abbott Road was identified for sealing because it is part of the school bus route.
Division 2 Councillor Phil Truscott said roadside drainage and turnaround facilities at the end of the road would also be improved.
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Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders welcomed the partnership as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.
“The replacement bridge on Nahrung Road and the resurfacing of Musket Flat Road will make the region more accessible and deliver local jobs when they’re needed the most,” Mr Saunders said.
He said $700,000 had been invested through Works for Queensland.