Council allocated a total of $70.56 million in capital and almost $90m in operational funding in its Engineering Services Budget for 2016-17.
Council updates its programmed works occurring throughout the region and provides a Latest Road Conditions and Road Report on Council's web home page.
The majority of Council's identified works centre on Council's ageing infrastructure.
Tenders for Gladstone Regional Council's main Harvey Road upgrade works at Clinton have closed with the successful contractor expected to be on site in October.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said stakeholder feedback received during public consultations had been used to finalise design work.
"Preliminary pavement works completed in January were essential to minimise disruption to road users when this main construction work gets underway later this year," Councillor Burnett said.
"Work is now underway to lower and relocate a water main that feeds the greater Clinton area."
Councillor Rick Hansen said the upgrade would include new traffic signals, street lighting and several features designed to improve public safety, traffic flow and road safety.
"Existing power poles on the sports field side will be relocated and an underground power source created.
"A dedicated bus bay for Kirkwood Road bound buses will be created to improve traffic flow and road safety.
"Pavement reconstruction designed to extend the life of footpaths as well as stormwater upgrades at the southern end of Harvey Road are also planned as part of the upgrade works," Cr Hansen said.
The median traffic island at Bunnings will be extended as part of traffic flow measures along with dedicated turning lanes for north and southbound Harvey Road motorists into the main carpark.
Overall, the Harvey Road upgrade will cover the stretch from the C & K Kindergarten through to the Dawson Highway.
Some of the disruptive work closer to the Dawson Highway involving asphalt will be done at night to minimise impact on motorists during the day.
Weather permitting, the construction period should go through to March 2018.
Gladstone Regional Council is set to undertake a $11 million repair program for roads damaged by heavy rain generated by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March.
Council has already completed more than $1 million worth of repairs to roads damaged by the resultant flooding from Debbie’s progress through the region.
The scale of repairs already completed by Council under the joint Commonwealth and Queensland Government’s National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Emergent Works program has qualified it for possible additional assistance under the Queensland Government Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) program.
Council ‘activated’ flood assistance requests for funding with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) for the region in March 2017.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said all reasonable and qualifying costs incurred by Council in completing repairs to the damaged roads would be reimbursed by the Queensland Government if its various applications for REPA funding were successful.
"The trigger point for GRC qualifying to apply for REPA flood restoration funding was spending at least $502,000 during the emergent works stage and Council has spent more than double that on repairs throughout the region to date," Councillor Burnett said.
"Council has already had more than $3.1m worth of REPA repairs approved by the State Government’s Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) and has applied for more than $8m in additional works that are greatly needed.
"We expect to progressively hear from QRA regarding Council’s applications and, once we have confirmation on what works have been approved, we can complete our planning."
Council advertised a tender offer yesterday (Sept 7) in order to appoint a procurement and construction manager and associated team to deliver the restoration work and QRA approved restoration work could start in late October.
Works will be conducted initially by Council road crews and later complemented by externally contracted parties.
The below road works occurring are the responsibility of Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Dawson Highway - Beecher township - 18 August 2017
TMR have advised that Fulton Hogan have been appointed for treatment of fatty seal on Dawson Highway works commencing 18 August 2017. Lane closure and traffic control will be in place. A completion date has yet to be determined.
Boyne River Bridge (No.2) repairs - Gladstone-Monto Road (Builyan)
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will conduct emergent maintenance/repair works to Boyne River Bridge (No.2), on Gladstone-Monto Road at Builyan on November 26-27 and December 10-11, 2016. As a result of these works, a single-lane light vehicle side-track will be in place over both working weekends while repairs are undertaken. Traffic control will be in place to manage the flow of traffic using the side-track. Motorists using Gladstone-Monto Road during these works will encounter speed reductions to ensure the safety of workers and all road users. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution and observe all warning signs, speed restrictions and traffic controller directions during these repair works to Boyne River Bridge (No.2) on Gladstone-Monto Road. More information about these works is available by phoning Transport and Main Roads' Rockhampton office on 4931 1500 or by email at FitzroyCommunication@tmr.qld.gov.au
Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road (Reid Road and Landing Road intersections) upgrade works
The Department of Transport and Main Roads started works to upgrade Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road at the Reid Road and Landing Road intersections on June 13, 2016. Work is expected to take six months to complete, weather permitting. Work will take place from Monday to Friday (7am-4pm) and Saturday (6.30am-1pm) and lane closures are expected at various stages throughout the project. Upgrades at the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road and Reid Road intersection will include signalisation of the intersection in addition to road rehabilitation and lighting upgrades. Upgrades at the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road and Landing Road intersection will include realignment of Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road and the construction of protected turn lanes and intersection lighting upgrades. Realignment of the intersection will ensure that Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road, which carries the majority of traffic, continues as the main thoroughfare. Turn lanes will be constructed for vehicles accessing Landing Road and new intersection lighting will ensure improved safety at all hours for road users.
Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road and Reid Road design plans
Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road and Landing Road design plans