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River Road Night Works Have Begun

Gympie Regional Council construction crews have begun night work on River Road, Gympie, to resurface the road.

River Road, from Jaycee Way to Gladstone Street, is being given a facelift which includes fresh asphalt, kerb and channel, concrete medians, new pavement, LED street lighting and rebuilding affected resident’s driveways.

The work is budgeted at $510,000 and funded by Gympie Regional Council’s capital works program.

Manager for Road Assets, Sam Murphy, said the project will provide a safer driving experience for our road users.

“The region’s road network is vital infrastructure and contributes tremendously to how residents and visitors experience our part of the world,” Mr Murphy said.

“This work is being carried out under traffic-controlled conditions to ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians.

Council staff have liaised with businesses and residents and arranged for alternative parking and property access,” he said.

The night works are being carried out this week, between 6.00pm and 6.00am.

Residents may hear machinery and road profiling equipment running into the evening.

The work is being carried out at night to help prevent traffic congestion in the CBD.

For more information on this project, head to www.gympie.qld.gov.au