306 road repair projects done
FULTON Hogan workers have downed their tools to celebrate the successful completion of their $30 million contract in the North Burnett.
Senior project engineer Peter Kelly described their contract to fix 306 roads as “a bigger challenge than originally thought”.
Mr Kelly said the project was the “reconstruction of sealed and unsealed roads, fixing drains, and completion of flood restoration works all over the shire – Gayndah, Mundubbera, Eidsvold and Biggenden”.
“You look at it on a map and it looks so straightforward,” he said.
“It was a big challenge for us to manage, to do that successfully.”
North Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt said flood restoration works, with CMC Group and Fulton Hogan as the major contractors, were 80% complete.
The Gayndah Mundubbera Rd and Gayndah raw water intake project were due to be finished in coming weeks, Mr Pitt said. The council is also scheduled to complete works on 11 roads, including Blue Shirt Rd, Airstrip Rd and Coominglah Rd, before Christmas.