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.
The main Chapman drive upgrade works are now complete.
Minor works are largely complete.
"School Zone" signs have been installed, with two more to be installed in coming months.
The streetprint stencilling of school zones has commenced, with two more stencils to be installed in coming months.
Early works were completed during Dec 2016 and Jan 2017.
Council's Water Services are currently relocating 100m of a 300mm diameter water main, with this work scheduled for completion during July.
Public Consultation has been held, with the design finalised for the agreed signalised intersection, and associated civil works.
The tender for the main construction effort will be released late June.
The State Government's Queensland Reconstruction Authority has provided significant monies to Council (which is co-funding the project) to enable the reconstruction of many causeways and drainage structures that were affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia in February 2015.
Local Company Miriam Vale Plant Hire has recently completed (June 2017) over $3.3M of work on various Betterment sites including Tableland Rd (five sites), Mt Larcom Bracewell Rd (two Sites), Davis Rd, Gentle Annie Rd, Bindawalla Rd (three sites), Norton Rd (five sites), Cattle Creek Rd, Marsh Rd, Popenia Rd, and Marsh Rd (four sites). Council wish to acknowledge the generous Federal and State funding (that also has a council contribution). Without this funding the works would not have been possible, and reopening the various roads after cyclone Debbie would not have occurred as quickly as it did.
Fire Creek Bridge (Raglan Station Rd)
Four Mile Creek Bridge (Gentle Annie Rd)
A tender for the design and construction of both bridges has been awarded to VEC Civil Engineering.
Designs are being finalised, and VEC have advised that they are due to mobilise to Fire Creek in the week of 10 July, then Four Mile Creek in the week of 17 July.
It is noted that Road Closures will be in force at both bridge sites from the dates mentioned for up to 12 weeks at each site.
Turnaround areas will be available at each bridge approach, and Detour signage will be provided. There will be no side tracks
Residents will be notified by letter, and Council thanks all road users for their patience in advance of and during these necessary works.
The below road works occurring are the responsibility of Department of Transport and Main Roads.
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