Roadwork to reduce flooding at crossing
THE installation of several barrels of new larger box culverts at the Booyal Crossing on the Burnett River will significantly improve water flow and address the current regularity of flooding at the crossing.
Bundaberg Regional Council roads and drainage spokesman Tony Ricciardi said the crossing was severely impacted in the 2010/11 and 2013 floods.
“Due to its low construction profile, the crossing regularly suffers periods of inundation and this often happens when commercial and environmental flows are being released from Paradise Dam or minor rainfall events are experienced,” he said.
“The area is an important traffic route for many locals and regularly attracts campers due to the availability of campsites.”
Cr Ricciardi said the project was estimated to cost around $1.5 million, with council, Sunwater and the state and federal governments jointly involved in funding.
Tenders for the project are expected to be let soon, with the work to be completed by late early July.