Asphalt fault leads to replacement of some new road surfaces

Burdekin Shire Council will be monitoring recently laid asphalt in some sections of Young Street and Queen Street for surface failures.

Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said the contractor Aspic Infrastructure advised Council that a subcontractor had delivered a quantity of asphalt which was later found to be out of design specification.

“The sections of Young Street – between Munro and Graham Streets – and Queen Street – in the area of the Spiller Street intersection – will be replaced at no cost to Council or the Queensland Reconstruction Authority,” he said.

“Work on these sections will be deferred until after the Burdekin Water Festival so it doesn’t impact on this event and to ensure all potential areas of failure are found.

 “We apologise for any inconvenience this work will cause, but it has to be done to ensure that the recently reconstructed road will last its full anticipated design life.”

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