$100,000 road upgrade program across region is underway
ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council's latest maintenance programs are laying the foundations for road upgrades across the region.
The most recent works have included the reseal and upgrade of 12 roads in Mount Morgan.
Division 5 Representative councillor Cherie Rutherford said the works total over $100,000.
"The reseals in Mount Morgan include over four kilometres of road, a number of which were previously gravelled," Cr Rutherford said.
Chair of Council's Infrastructure Committee, Cr Tony Williams said the works were achieved through two of Council's reseal programs.
"Reseal programs allow a large number of upgrades to be carried out within Council's budget and ensure that we are remaining proactive when it comes to addressing the maintenance of our roads, both urban and rural," Cr Williams said.
He said last month saw more than 20 roads also resealed in the Gracemere area.
"Road upgrades and maintenance are a high priority for Council and it's something we are carrying out all over the Region," he said.
Annual reseal works for the Rockhampton area will commence this month, and will continue until April, 2016.
Roads recently upgraded in Mount Morgan:
- Dee Street - from East Street to Edward Street
- Glen Gordon Street
- Gordon Lane
- Morgan Street - from East Street to Black Street
- Pugh Street - from Byrnes Parade to Henry Street
- Queen Street
- River Street - from Chardon Street to Hinton Street
- Staunton Street
- William Street
- Henry Street
- Possum Street