Councillor Janelle Stanford, Portfolio Chair for Rural Roads said that Council is appreciative of the State Government funding that will assist with the upgrade to our rural roads.
"The program will improve safety on rural roads, reduce ongoing maintenance and will increase the resilience of our road network during seasonal rain events," Cr Stanford said.
Concrete inverts, signage, guide posts and depth markers will be installed at each site.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe applauded the Council for commencing the works.
"These are the kind of projects the Works for Queensland program is designed to deliver, having a positive impact on communities right across regional Queensland," Mr Hinchliffe said.
"I congratulate the Maranoa Regional Council for improving safety through these upgrades, which show what can be achieved when our two levels of government work together."
The program will see floodway improvements on a selection of rural roads across the Maranoa in the coming months. The initial sites will include:
- Gunnewin East Road
- Komine East Road
- Retreat Road
- Litani Road.
Works are expected to cost approximately $585,000, support eight full time jobs during construction and are scheduled for completion at the end of June 2019.
The Regional Floodway Program has been funded by the Queensland Government's $600 million Works for Queensland program.