Fiveways roadworks prolonged following wet weather
Council crews and local contractors are continuing works on the new roundabout and Sheepstation Creek culvert restoration for several more weeks following earlier wet weather delaying completion.
Burdekin residents are being reminded to avoid travelling along Fiveways Road, with Council crews and local contractors continuing works on the new roundabout and Sheepstation Creek culvert restoration for several more weeks following earlier wet weather delaying completion.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said due to earlier inundations, the height of the water table had led to a longer road closure.
“Council crews and local contractors are doing a fantastic job constructing the new Fiveways roundabout and restoring Sheepstation Creek culvert, and are working with the Lower Burdekin Water Board to ensure the culvert restoration is completed as promptly as possible,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“As is always the case with seasonal wet weather, the completion date for the works has had to be pushed back slightly and both are now expected to finish in mid-July.
“It is important for the safety of staff and contractors working at Fiveways as well as road users that you avoid the area until construction is completed. Crews are working quickly on both the roundabout and culvert restoration, and I look forward to seeing them completed safely.”
Fiveways Road Roundabout and Sheepstation Creek culvert are expected to be completed in mid-July 2020.