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Mt Larcom road closed for two weeks

A SECTION of East End Rd at Mount Larcom has been closed to all traffic for two weeks so flood restoration works can be carried out.

Work will continue until September 8 on a 50m section of the road, reconstructing a damaged floodway.

A full 24-hour closure of the road section will apply, with motorists required to use Mt Alma Rd and Kaluda Rd, or Mt Larcom-Bracewell Rd as alternative routes to the Bruce Highway.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the project was part of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements stage two flood restoration works.

"The works will address damage to the road network and return the assets to a similar condition as to that prior to the 2012 and 2013 floods," Cr Sellers said.

The work, on a site about 100m east of the Kaluda Rd and East End Rd intersection, will involve removal of the existing concrete floodway deck and replacement.

Advanced warning signage and no entry signs will be erected on both sides of the construction site.

"Motorists are advised to plan their travel during this period and consider allowances for any extra time, if required, to use one of the alternative routes," Cr Sellers said.

"Council apologises for any inconvenience. Ultimately the works will restore this road section, returning it to an acceptable condition for the community."

Topics:  flooding, gladstone regional council, mt larcom, roadworks




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