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 in progress that include: The Department of Transport and Main Roads installing solar powered school zone signage, and Gladstone Council will soon commence "Streetprint" works to show school zones.
Early works for the future installation of a signalised intersection are under way (work was awarded to Gladstone company QMC) and will be complete by Friday, January 20, 2017.
During this time, a detour will operate under traffic control and temporary signals,while about 200m of pavement along the school frontage is renewed.
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 is progressing a $3M contract that covers various rural sites including Tableland Road (five sites), Mt Larcom-Bracewall Rd (two sites), Davis Rd, Gentle Annie Rd, Bindawalla Rd (three sites), Norton Rd (five sites), Cattle Creek Rd, and Marsh Rd.
Additional work is likely for Popenia Rd, and four extra sites on Marsh Rd.
Fire Creek Bridge (Raglan Station Rd)
Four Mile Creek Bridge (Gentle Annie Rd)
A tender for the design and construction of replacement bridges was advertised in November 2016.
The offers are currently being assessed and will be taken to Council for their consideration this year.
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