Water upgrade part of Kin Kora roundabout works

PATERSON St residents are in for some disruptions when a $1 million water main upgrade kicks off next week.

The Gladstone thoroughfare will be a hive of activity from Monday until January with workers improving the key piece of infrastructure.

The project is part of the Transport and Main Roads' Kin Kora roundabout upgrade and the expansion of Stockland Gladstone.

Work will be done on the left side of Paterson St, from the intersection with the Dawson Hwy, and continue to Upper Piper St.

Gladstone Regional Council's Engineering Services portfolio spokesman Rick Hansen said motorists and residents should expect traffic disruptions and look for alternate travel routes.

"Removal and relocation of the existing trunk infrastructure will assist the TMR works and Stockland expansion plans, while providing council with unhindered access to infrastructure for future maintenance and servicing requirements," Cr Hansen said.

"Residents in proximity to Paterson St and motorists who regularly use this road are urged to plan for possible delays and reduced speed limits as the upgrade works progress."

Cr Hansen said traffic disruptions would be minimised but he asked motorists to heed traffic controllers.

"To avoid disruptions and ease traffic flow in the area, motorists are encouraged to use alternative travel routes where possible to detour around the works," he said.

"Dependent on weather, work near the school zone in Paterson St has been scheduled to occur in the September school holiday period, in order to limit disruptions and avoid traffic congestion.

"The upgrade to the water main is an extensive process."



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