Gympie Times editor Craig Warhurst at the Albion printing press which Gympie man Lex Stolberg’s great-grandfather Con Galloway helped bring to Gympie in 1868. Con was one of the first employees of The Gympie Times, then known as the Nashville Times.
Gympie Times editor Craig Warhurst at the Albion printing press which Gympie man Lex Stolberg’s great-grandfather Con Galloway helped bring to Gympie in 1868. Con was one of the first employees of The Gympie Times, then known as the Nashville Times. Tanya Easterby

End soon to havoc on roads

IT'S great to see the sun shining and the rain is staying away so work can proceed on the Power Rd upgrade on the Southside.

Local residents on the detour around the works have had to put up with a lot since construction started.

Thousands of vehicles use Power Rd daily and they have now been funnelled through the backstreets of the Southside.

The extra traffic has caused havoc with suburban roads.

The good news is, if the weather holds, life should be back to normal for all involved in ten weeks.

It was also good to hear council is going to fix up suburban roads damaged by all the traffic.

Once finished, a widened Power Rd will make life a lot safer for residents and motorists.

For too long it was just a goat track barely wide enough for two vehicles.

The extra width will give room for cyclists and pedestrians and in the long run the pain suffered while building the road should be outweighed by the positives.

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