Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has thanked Hodgson Vale residents for their patience during ongoing roadworks on the Mally Road Culvert Upgrade.
Works were temporarily ceased due to technical issues with the newly installed box culverts but after a thorough investigation, Council engineers and external contractors have now determined that work can progress.
It is anticipated that works will begin as soon as possible and the stoppage has not extended the original completion date, with works still expected to be completed by late March 2019, weather permitting.
TRC Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Carol Taylor said work at the culvert, between Bradley Court and Bunya Pine Drive, was always expected to take up to six months to complete.
“We understand this is a vital road for residents in that area of our region which is why we are determined to get it right,” she said.
“The project offers a number of benefits for Hodgson Vale residents and due to the nature of the work, the road has been closed during the culvert renewal with detours in place.
“As part of the work, Council will complete additional works with the culvert upgrade including road rehabilitation, replacement of the water main at the culvert crossing, embankment stabilisation, realigning of storm water pipes and pedestrian footpath construction.
“Once completed, the new structure will improve safety and build in flood resilience, allowing continued access for the local community.
“Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience these works may have caused and asks for the community’s patience during the completion of the project.
“Signage and traffic controls will be in place for the safety of motorists and construction crews.
“Pedestrian access/walking tracks will be maintained at all times during construction.”
The Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program proudly supports the Mally Road Culvert Replacement project, jointly funded with Toowoomba Regional Council.
For further enquiries about the project please contact Toowoomba Regional Council quoting Mally Road Upgrade Project on 131 872 or email email@example.com