Boyne Valley road works to fix flood damage start

ABOUT $6.5 million will be spent on flood works for rural roads in the Boyne Valley.

The three-month repair program to fix damage caused by floods in 2012 and 2013 has started.

Building of a $900,000 culvert and road realignment of Blackmans Gap Road at Oaky Creek on the Miriam Vale side of the Blackmans Gap range will also start soon.

Stage two work on Euleilah Creek Bridge at Baffle Creek will start in coming weeks and also continue into the new financial year.

The works will be completed by Gladstone Regional Council and are part of the $80 million Queensland Reconstruction Authority road and drainage project.

Roads will not be closed but traffic control measures will be in place.

Cr Leo Neill-Ballantine said the project consisted of about $300,000 of QRA funding and $600,000 of council funds and would involve the removal of a damaged concrete causeway and construction of a new one upstream.

"Flood damage to council assets has been widespread with numerous rural and urban roads receiving initial emergent works to maintain assets in a serviceable condition, while awaiting restoration repairs," Cr Neill-Ballantine said

"These restoration repairs are now due to commence," Cr Neill-Ballantine said.

"A couple of crews will soon carry out work in the Boyne Valley for three months, addressing damage to the rural road network and returning the assets to a similar condition to that before the 2012 and 2013 floods."

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