Hughes Road will reopen to the public this afternoon after the completion of a culvert upgrade, which will improve the flood immunity of the road during localised heavy rainfall events.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said crews had been working on the project to ensure the closure of Hughes Road at the Moneys Creek crossing occurred less frequently.
“Council wants to ensure that disruptions along the road network are reduced wherever possible,” he said.
“Hughes Road is an important transport corridor, connecting different areas along the coastal strip. Improving the resilience of these corridors is a key action of Council’s Road Investment Strategy.”
Cr Trevor said now that the project was complete, a range of benefits would be experienced by the community.
“The benefits to the community will include improved accessibility along the coastal strip during periods of heavy rainfall and safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists,” he said.
While the region was experiencing a population boom, Cr Trevor said it was important to ensure that the level of service provided to the community along the road network was maintained.
“It is important that Council’s infrastructure responds to the increased demand generated from a growing population.” he said.
“Council would like to thank the community for their patience during the closure of the road while this vital construction has taken place.”
Hughes Road will reopen to the public from this afternoon.
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