Flood damage repairs continue through 2016 in Gympie region
ANOTHER $250,000 in road reconstruction money will see important flood damage repairs on roads across the Gympie region, federal Wie Bay MP and Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Warren Truss said.
"As a result of Tropical Cyclone Marcia and the South East Queensland trough in February this year, a number of floodways and culverts around Gympie sustained damage," Mr Truss said.
"Under the Federal Government's Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements almost $250,000 has been approved for the Gympie Regional Council to carry out these works. Under the arrangements, the Federal Government funds 75% of the project costs with the remainder covered by state and local government."
Reconstruction works will be undertaken on the following floodways:
- Amamoor Creek Road
- Booindah Road
- Gardner Road
- Mahon Road
- Marroo Road
- Mooloo Road
- Upper Eel Creek Road
- Upper Widgee Road
- West Coast Road
To ensure the safety of motorists and road workers, reduced speeds, traffic control, detours and signage will be used to direct motorists for the duration of the construction works.
"While efforts are being made to minimize the impact of the road works, motorists may wish to consider adding some extra time to their journey should any delays arise.
"I thank motorists for their patience and cooperation during the construction period," Mr Truss said.
It is expected that the works will be completed by early in the New Year.