Kirkwood Road almost finished
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
EARTHWORKS on Kirkwood Road are "roaring along'' according to Council.
The $1.65 million roadway, designed as an alternative access to town (other than Dawson Road) for those in the areas from New Auckland to Clinton Park, is about 65 per cent complete.
Gladstone City Council manager of works and traffic Martin Francis said the project was ahead of schedule.
"We are further along than we thought we would be at this time and are still working on the earthworks from Harvey Road to Dixon Drive,'' he said.
However Mr Francis said cer-tain aspects of the job depended on developers in the area who were working on estates to be accessed by Kirkwood Road.
Mr Francis said blasting of rock to make way for the road had finished for the time, but would start again during the next stage of the construction.
Mr Francis said once the earthworks were complete two, bridges over Briffney Creek and at Skyline Drive would be constructed.
Mr Francis said he expected the laying of the road to begin in the next financial year.