Potholes from Gympie to Bundaberg to be fixed soon

ELECTRONIC signs warning motorists driving from Gympie to Bundaberg to be careful of potholes have been used to remind motorists of hazards the Department of Transport and Main Roads said this week.

The department was answering questions relating to when the potholes would be fixed and how long it would take for work to start.

A departmental spokesperson said the variable message boards were used to encourage motorists to drive to the conditions and be mindful of hazards while driving in wet weather.

The spokesperson went on to say that once the rain had stopped and the road was dried out the repairs would be undertaken.

“Road crews from the Department of Transport and Main Roads are working across the state-controlled network, inspecting the roads and prioritising interim repair works to ensure safety,” the spokesperson said.

“Potholes can occur when excessive amounts of water enter the road surface and are combined with pressure from vehicles driving over the area.

“During periods of wet weather, necessary pothole patching or maintenance is carried out as soon as is safe and practical.

“Motorists are encouraged to obey all signage, drive to the conditions and take extra care on wet roads.”

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