MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid using Main St, between Torquay Rd and the Esplanade, until mid-December when a revitalisation project is due to finish.
Councillor Trevor McDonald said the works included rebuilding the roadway, replacing old kerb and channel, replacing footpaths and improving shop accesses as well as better lighting, new road surfacing and line marking.
He said the project in Pialba had started with Wide Bay Water replacing a water main down the eastern side of Main St.
"Once the water main has been replaced the work on the road and footpaths will start," Cr McDonald said.
He said there would be interruptions to traffic and pedestrian access during the project.
Cr McDonald said traffic would be restricted to one-way on Main St and there would be no on-street parking for the duration of the works.
Councillor Daniel Sanderson said the car park on the corner of Torquay Rd and Main St would be kept open and there were parks available behind the shops bordering Freedom Park.
"While we're urging motorists to find alternate routes rather than go through the project site, we're doing what we can to help businesses continue to trade," he said.
"There will be interruptions and we'll do our best to help businesses with deliveries and customer access.
"We expect the project which will revitalise the Pialba CBD, to be completed in Mid-December, weather permitting."