Rain delays roadworks

RAIN delays have set back the expected reopening of Main Street in Pialba from November to December, weather permitting.

Fraser Coast mayor Mick Kruger said retaining walls supporting the road fill and extensive underground stormwater drainage works were now complete on Main Street.

“The road sub-grade work is almost finished,” he said.

“It has included the removal of about 400 metres of unsuitable soft wet clay material on the northern end of the work which was replaced with rock fill.”

Mr Kruger said he expected the pavement and kerb installation to proceed with minimum delays once the in-ground works were completed.

Traffic signals and street lighting were now being installed at the Urraween Road-Main Street intersection but would not be turned on until Main Street was reopened.

“When completed and landscaped, this project will provide significantly improved access to the central business district of Hervey Bay,” Mr Kruger said.

Work on the $7 million project to rebuild 1.3km of Main Street between McLiver Street and Doolong Road began in November last year.



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