In a bid to improve accessibility for rural residents during wet weather, twenty-four concrete floodways will be installed at low-lying areas throughout the Central Highlands’ road network.
The $1.5 million project is jointly funded by the Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government’s Natural Disaster Resilience program.
‘Wet weather events can cause a significant disruption to our rural residents, with flash flooding often cutting off the only access roads,’ Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said.
‘This project is all about improving the resilience of council’s rural road network to ensure vehicles are able to safely cross these low-lying areas and reduce the time residents are isolated. The floodways will enable overland run-off water to cross the road, providing better all-weather access.’
The project will target locations that were restored under previous Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Restoration programs over recent years.
Work is expected to begin in early March 2017 and be completed by September 2017.
More information regarding the works and changed traffic conditions will be made available to residents.