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Spray seals spruce up 160 Rockhampton streets

AFTER: Cooper St, Koongal.
AFTER: Cooper St, Koongal.

FROM Frenchville to Mt Morgan, the urban streets of the Rockhampton region are getting a spruce-up.

Rockhampton Regional Council Deputy Mayor Tony Williams said 160 urban streets throughout the region, more than 37km, have been or are scheduled to be spray or slurry sealed to reduce the effects of cracking and even out bumps in the road.

Cr Williams said new techniques had allowed the council to double the number of streets it could seal for the same amount of money as previously.

BEFORE: Cooper St, Koongal.
BEFORE: Cooper St, Koongal.

"It's a different type of seal that stops water seeping through," he said.

"We are spending about $3.3 million to fix these streets.

"Previously we had to totally resurface the road and pull out the kerb and channel, whereas now we can reseal the road and extend the life of the current kerb and channel.

"A full reconstruction also takes a lot longer to do. Residents are now only affected when the sealing works are being undertaken for approximately 2-3 hours when the seals are sprayed.

"The residents have said it's good to see this work being done."

Cr Williams said another round of streets to be sealed would be announced before the end of the year.

STREETS TO BE SMOOTHER:

Rocky streets

Frenchville: Aldridge, Belfield , Everingham, Davey, Inkerman, Old Rollo, Robinson, Vallis, Vize, Berserker, Brake, Coome, Diplock, Felhaber, Gowdie, Limpus, Sheedy, Eichelberger.

Norman Gardens: Norman, Cassia, Ben Hall, Bodero, Boronia, Bramble, Capricornia Crescent, Cedar, Chalmers, Danker, Frisch, Goddard, Hick, Kingfisher, Kurrajong, Lorrikeet, MacKinlay, McColl, McGrath, Nolan, Pummell, Thomas, Wallis, Wodehouse, Corella, Dodgson, Rowe.

Park Avenue: High, Bean, Boland, Bourke, Buckle, Buzacott, Henderson, McKeague, Medcraf, Menzies, Taylor, Twigg, Underwood, Rodger.

Parkhurst: Mason, McMillan, Olive.

The Range: Martha, Spencer, Agnes, Jeffries, Kidston, Penlington, Rudd.

Allenstown: Church, Separation, Parnell

Berserker: Bawden, Burnett, Charles

Depot Hill: Bolsover, East, Quay, Wood

Kawana: Hodda, Connemara, Landsberg, Leeds, Maloney

Koongal: Codd, Cooper, Connor, Goldston, Horner, Kenny, Pilkington, Saunders

Wandal: Herbert, Jones, Meade, Pattison, Turner.

West Rockhampton: Bencke, Bradford, Canoona, Considine, Jackson, Littler, Pearson, Peterson, Stickley, Wambool.

Gracemere Streets

Gracemere: Cassar, Lorraine, McCarthy, Landerer, Hutchings, Schimer, Taafe, Donovan, Seonaid, Cheryl, Banksia, Davison, Cowan, Conaghan (east), Conaghan (west), Coriander, Holgate, Origano, Peter, Sunrise, Bland, James, Forgarty, Donovan, Reservoir.

Mt Morgan streets

Mt Morgan: Gordon, Jeannie, Black, River, Hinton, Edward, Campion, Meinberg, Dublin, Morgan, Gordon Lane, School, Old Baree, Cribb, Central St Parking Area.

Topics:  roads rockhampton rockhampton regional council



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