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Walker Street reconstruction finishes

15 March, 2019

The reconstruction of 1.1 km of Walker Street, Maryborough, has drawn to a close.

“There’s still a little bit of tidying up to do, but for the most part Walker Street is open to two-way traffic again,” Cr Paul Truscott said

“It has been a big job and we thank residents for their patience during the project.”

The $2.9 million project was undertaken in two stages - Stage One covered the 465 metres between Neptune and Stevenson streets and Stage Two covered the 707 metres section between Stevenson and Croydon streets.

At the same time a $650,000 project by Wide Bay Water and Waste Services replaced 1.3km of 78-year-old cast iron water main down Walker Street, between Ferry and Neptune streets.

“The road project included trucking in 2,000 tonnes of rock to stabilise the pavement, replacing underground water and stormwater drains and installing a new footpath,” Cr Daniel Sanderson said.

“Due to good management and dry weather the project has finished five weeks ahead of schedule.”

Walker Street is a major thoroughfare into the city and the main access to the Maryborough Hospital, Cr Daniel Sanderson said.

“There was no doubt that the road had reached the end of its working life.

“While it was a big project it went smoothly and was undertaken by local contractors creating employment in the city and region.”