Road works: Gympie’s Mt Pleasant Road is being upgraded with traffic lights and a bitumen overlay to improve safety.
Road works: Gympie’s Mt Pleasant Road is being upgraded with traffic lights and a bitumen overlay to improve safety. Renee Pilcher

Mt Pleasant Road ready for bitumen

GYMPIE Regional Council is busy tearing up Mt Pleasant Road in readiness for new traffic lights and bitumen overlay.

Cr Larry Friske said the road upgrade was part of council’s ongoing road maintenance program to improve Gympie’s major feeder roads.

He said Mt Pleasant Road had been a black spot in the past, and the addition of traffic lights would make the intersection safer for motorists and One Mile State School students.

“We have lifted the kerbing and channelling to help reprofile the road,” Cr Friske said. “A large camber in the road had built up over time.

“The kerb was so low it was hard to get out of the car.”

He said the upgrade would be finished within two weeks, weather permitting.

“Gympie is growing and traffic is getting heavier. At some stage we will get rid of the one-lane railway underpass on John Street and convert it to two lanes,” he said.

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