Wolvi's Counter Rd is getting a $2 million safety fix thanks to the Federal Government.
Wolvi's Counter Rd is getting a $2 million safety fix thanks to the Federal Government. Jodie Dixon

$2m work starts on notorious Gympie region road

WOLVI's Counter Rd is getting a $2 million safety facelift thanks to funding from the Federal Government.

A 1.9km section of the gravel road is being sealed with bitumen by Gympie Regional Council workers, which a spokesman said "will improve the safety and access for local industry and tourists to the region”.

The work will deliver an 8m-wide, two-lane section of road which will link already existing bitumen sealed sections.

Counter rd intersection. Photo PatricK Woods / The Gympie Times
Wolvi's Counter Rd, which residents have been demanding an upgrade to. Patrick Woods

Work was started on the project last week, and is expected to be finished by the end of the year (weather permitting).

The investment is part of the Federal Government's Roads to Recovery program.

It is part of the $1 billion windfall delivered to the region in this year's budget, which includes funding to build Section D of the Bruce Highway.