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Walker Street upgrade starts next week

12 January, 2018

Stage 1 of Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Walker Street project in Maryborough will start on Monday, Planning and Infrastructure Councillor Denis Chapman said.

Work will start on Monday, 15 January, with a temporary lane closure in place.

“A single lane will allow for westbound traffic only. All eastbound traffic will be detoured via Rex Street, Aberdeen Avenue and Neptune Street,” Cr Chapman said. 

The rebuilding of road pavement, kerb and channel, stormwater drainage and concrete footpath between Stevenson and Neptune streets is being completed by SGQ Pty Ltd of Hervey Bay. 

SGQ Pty Ltd will also complete Stage 3B of the Main Street project in Hervey Bay, which is expected to start in early February and finish at the end of April. 

“The company will rebuild a 625-metre section of road and drainage works from the end of the recently upgraded section at the bottom of Ghost Hill to the intersection of Chapel and Maggs Hill roads at Nikenbah.

“This section of road will be closed and detours applied for the first three to four weeks of the project. Single lane traffic will operate for the remainder,” Cr Chapman said.

“The intersection of Chapel and Maggs Hill roads will be upgraded as a separate project in future budgets.”

Cr Chapman said the total costs for these projects are about $1.2 million for Main Street and $1.3 million for Walker Street.

“These projects being awarded to a Fraser Coast company are examples of Council’s commitment to supporting local businesses whenever possible; $52.5 million of Council’s infrastructure budget for last year to November was allocated to local contractors.”

SGQ Pty Ltd has also worked in other Council projects including the Drury Lane Extension, Raward Road Open Channel Upgrade, the Maryborough CBD Flood Resilience Project, Oleander Avenue Reconstruction Stage 2 and the Hunter Street Drainage Upgrade.