Flood damaged roads are about to fixed with funding coming in.
Flood damaged roads are about to fixed with funding coming in. Renee Pilcher

Flood repair funds boost roads

FLOOD reconstruction funds have begun to flow to the Gympie region, helping rebuild some of the our most important roads.

Work started this week on a major reconstruction package to repair flood and rain-damaged sections of roads in the Gympie and South Burnett regions, the State Government announced.

The project will renew more than 8km across 14 sites on the Mary Valley Hwy.

Other important reconstruction sites include damaged sections of Rainbow Beach Rd, Tin Can Bay Rd, the Wide Bay Hwy, Gympie-Woolooga Rd, Yabba Creek Rd, Kenilworth-Brooloo Rd, Skyring Creek Rd, Kilkivan-Tansey Rd and Tuchekoi Rd.

A government spokeswoman warned drivers to be on the lookout for traffic controllers, single land closures and speed restrictions.

"Motorists are urged to be patient, drive to the changed conditions and obey all signage while these important works are carried out," she said.

"The reconstruction of these roads will support the regional economy by ensuring our major industries can continue to operate, including tourism, agriculture and construction."

Gympie Times


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