Cr Johnston - Bridge replacement begins
  • Wednesday 13 January 2021
Bridge replacement begins

Late last year I advised you of good news for Conondale, with Raddatz Bridge (located on Eastern Mary River Road, near Raddatz Road), set to be replaced under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

The works involve the replacement of the existing timber bridge with a new concrete bridge, along with the realignment of the road to the bridge.

I am pleased to share works start on Monday 18 January (weather and site conditions permitting).

This means the Raddatz Bridge will be closed to all traffic during construction.

There will be no through traffic permitted along Eastern Mary River Road at the bridge location.

This temporary road closure will be in place from Wednesday 27 January for approximately 14 weeks.

The project is expected to be finished in May (weather and site conditions permitting).

Signage will be in place to advise road users of the temporary road closure. The detour will be along Eastern Mary River Road and Maleny Kenilworth Road via Cambroon or Conondale.

Temporary road closures allow for works to be completed quickly and safety. Nearby residents have been notified and further information can be found on council’s website.

Please get in touch with council if you have any questions and I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as this project is delivered.

Operation Botanica continues

If you haven’t already treated the family to a fun day at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’s Rainforest Discovery Centre these holidays, there’s plenty of time.

Council’s free Operation Botanica invites kids to become a Junior Ranger Detective and go undercover to solve a mystery. It’s available to enjoy until April, visit council’s website for all the details.

Keeping you connected

Please do keep an eye on my Facebook page for the latest Division 5 news and information, visit www.facebook.com/winstonjohnstondivision5scc.