Thursday, July 25, 2024

Toowoomba flood recovery program takes aim at pavements

Toowoomba Regional Council has announced it is boosting its 2022 Flood Recovery Program to focus on flood damage related sealed pavement repairs across the region.

As part of these works, Council says the community will see flood related damage repaired on more than 420 sealed roads, being delivered by two contractors, Georgiou Group in the north and Golding Contractors in the south as well as Council’s own Construction and Maintenance teams.

Council General Manager Infrastructure Services Group, Mike Brady said that in many cases works included a pavement or road base repair which would include stabilising existing material or excavation and removal of damaged sections of the road, prior to new pavement material being placed.

“With this many sealed road repairs across the Region, it’s important for the community to understand that these types of repairs often can’t occur in one day due to testing and curing requirements, which may mean you will see work crews back to the same pavement repair multiple times prior to a final bitumen seal being applied,” he said.

The Flood Recovery Program sealed road repairs are limited to repairing damage that has occurred as a direct result of the 2022 declared flood events, and any other sealed road damage or maintenance will continue to be addressed in accordance with Council’s own construction and maintenance programs.

“Most of the pavement repairs will be occurring under stop and go traffic arrangements to minimise the disruption to the community, and we urge residents to follow the direction of traffic management personnel on site to ensure the safety of the community and our work teams,” Mr Brady said.

Total repair works for the 2022 Flood Recovery Program are expected to exceed $250 million with assistance provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Flood Recovery Program works are expected to be completed by the end of 2024 (weather permitting).

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