A single-lane bridge over One Mile Creek has been demolished and upgraded to provide a safer route for travellers along Monduran Road.
Council's roads and drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said work commenced on the upgrade in November last year and was set to be completed by the end of this month.
“The previous narrow timber bridge was identified as a high priority project due to the lack of safety barriers, traffic inefficiencies for local commuters and potential safety risks,” he said.
“In October 2017 the project to replace One Mile Creek Bridge was scoped and submitted for consideration for the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and, after funding was granted, the work commenced.”
Cr Trevor said the old, single-lane bridge had been replaced with a Triple Cell Box Culvert drainage structure which came with plenty of benefits.
“This upgrade will reduce continual maintenance of a 60-year-old timber bridge and improve heavy vehicle access,” he said.
“It will also create a safer passage for vehicles in terms of two-way traffic flow over One Mile Creek crossing with No Load Limit restrictions.”
Cr Trevor said the upgrade was important for the safety of road users who travelled throughout Monduran Road each day.
“Monduran Road forms a link between the community at the Rosedale end and the town of Gin Gin, which is the point of access to the Bruce Highway,” he said.
“The upgraded bridge will give greater serviceability for local commuters, improve traffic movements over the crossing and reduce high safety risks.”
The bridge upgrade was made possible through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme funding.