Council busy repairing 90 roads

Roadwork teams restore the flood-damaged road surface at White’s Bridge on the Tin Can Bay Rd yesterday (top) and in Skyring Place at Tin Can Bay (below).
Roadwork teams restore the flood-damaged road surface at White’s Bridge on the Tin Can Bay Rd yesterday (top) and in Skyring Place at Tin Can Bay (below). Renee Pilcher

FLOOD repair work on Cooloola Coast roads severely damaged by the recent rain and flood events were full steam ahead this week, with a council team busy at work in Tin Can Bay's Skyring Place yesterday.

Ninety roads will be restored throughout the region in the wake of the floods.

Thirteen roads would be restored in the Bay area, including Gar St, The Esplanade, Toolara Rd and Sweetlip Circle, six at Rainbow Beach and about 20 at Cooloola Cove, Gympie regional councillor Graham Engeman said yesterday.

Once that work is finished the teams will move closer to Gympie, focusing on the Anderleigh Rd, Goomboorian and Wilsons Pocket areas which bore the brunt of the most recent flash flooding.

Cr Engeman said there was a great deal of work to be done on the Coast, with many of the roads in need of new asphalt or chip seal proving to be a source of complaint for many motorists for some time.

The Coast had stood in line while damaged roads in the western areas of the region were repaired, Cr Engeman said. Now it is the Coast's turn.

The road repair teams use a large "road stabiliser" to grind up the flood-damaged bitumen to a depth of 15cm before putting it all back down where it is rolled out and then covered in a layer of chip seal or asphalt.

Gympie Times

Topics:  cooloola coast, council, repairing, roads, tin can bay



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