Monto-Mt Perry Road Bridge will be re­placed

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

LIFE will soon be­come eas­ier for North Bur­nett driv­ers who travel along Monto-Mt Perry Road.

The Queens­land De­part­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads has an­nounced it will soon start work to re­place the Bur­nett River Bridge on the eas­ily-flooded road.

Ac­cord­ing to the de­part­ment, the new bridge will pro­vide greater flood im­mu­nity and im­proved safety con­di­tions for mo­torists with a re­in­forced con­crete struc­ture, two sealed bi­tu­men lanes and im­proved align­ment with the road.

The orig­i­nal bridge was washed away by flood­wa­ters af­ter Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Mar­cia in 2015.

The tem­po­rary cross­ing, which has been used since Oc­to­ber last year, will re­main in place dur­ing con­struc­tion.

Con­struc­tion will start this month and is ex­pected to be com­pleted within the first half of 2017, weather per­mit­ting.

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