Mayor praises Council crews for getting Home Hill drainage works done quickly

Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis has praised Council works crews for their efficient work on the $4.2 million Home Hill CBD Drainage project.

“Our crews have done a fantastic job at getting the highway open to traffic less than two weeks after starting,” he said.

“There were a few traffic issues at the start, but Council dealt with those and I believe the teams involved deserve a pat on the back.”

Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said Council crews had worked additional hours and days to ensure there was as little interruption to businesses as possible.

“Our teams have done well to get this work done in this time,” he said.

“There will be intermittent lane closures required to reinstate the traffic islands over the next few weeks, but they will be handled using traffic controllers.

“Our crews are currently installing drainage entry pits on the corner of Ninth Street and Eighth Avenue with some minor impacts on the eastern service road.

“Works will then shift to the service lane on the western side of the highway.

“Council will ensure the service lane is open one lane at a time to maintain access to businesses in the vicinity.

“Motorists are asked to obey all directional signs and any instructions from traffic controllers or on site personnel for their own safety and the safety of Council’s workforce.”

Mr Saldumbide said Council was working towards completing the project by the end of this month.


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