IT'S work we often take for granted, but not this time - Banana Shire Council has been praised for its work on a road upgrade.
Biloela businessman Kym Mobbs has praised Council for its work so far on the Dunn Street upgrade, a key road in the town's industrial precinct that was in sore need of repair.
Mr Mobbs, who has his steel manufacturing business Mobbs & Co on the street, said Council staff had done an excellent job during the upgrade so far.
The businessman praised Council workers for keeping the traffic flowing despite the use of heavy machinery.
“It's a real credit to the staff,” Mr Mobbs said.
“It's been outstanding.”
He was also a fan of the email updates Council sent out to stakeholders to keep them informed of what would happen over coming weeks.
“Its simple, but knowledge is good; that allows business to cater to the changes,” Mr Mobbs said.
He said he liked the design of the upgrade, which incorporated traffic needs such as separating heavier traffic from general traffic.
“It's a major plus for business what is happening as Dunn Street was known as a terrible street to traverse.
“That's going to be a thing of the past. This is real progress for Biloela,” Mr Mobbs said.
Council's works engineer John Gwydir admitted Council had learnt lessons from the Moura CBD upgrade.
He said there had been some disruptions to traffic, including restrictions to parking and reduced speed ( 40km/hr) through the work area, which was still on going during the half million dollar project.
He said Council crews would continue work to remove and replace nominated sections of kerb and channel along Dunn Street, with similar work in front of Barnes Landscaping completed.
Gravel overlay and a prime spray seal was completed this week and final asphalt works should be completed by the end of next week.
Line marking of the finished project is scheduled for April 20.
“These plans are contingent on the continued availability of our key sub-contractors and suppliers and the continuation of clear weather.
“To date we've experienced excellent cooperation from the various sub-contractors and business and have had no delays to inclement weather.”
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