Mitchell Shire Council is continuing to improve its 1383km road network and more than 60 bridges, with three significant bridge replacements about to begin, according to Mayor Rhonda Sanderson.
The $686000 works will be conducted during May and June, Cr Sanderson said, with some road closures and detours in place to ensure the projects are completed in a safe and timely manner.
The first project is a $276000 bridge replacement, funded by Mitchell Shire Council and the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, on Broadford-Pyalong Rd.
Works will start on May 21 and will take one to two weeks, depending on the weather.
From June 4 the bridge on Panyule Rd will be replaced, while from June 18 the bridge deck on Tooborac-Baynton Rd bridge will be replaced.
Both these works have been funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($410000) and are expected to take one to two weeks to complete.
Cr Sanderson said the bridge works would make travelling much safer.
‘‘Our community has told us that improving our road network is a priority and projects like these bridge works are a great example of council listening and delivering projects our community wants and needs,’’ Cr Sanderson said.
‘‘We would encourage people using these roads during these works to be patient and factor in extra travel time to follow the detours.
‘‘We understand this may cause a slight short-term inconvenience, but once complete, the works will make these roads much safer to travel on.’’
For more information, phone council’s Engineering Services Department on 57346200.