- Friday 20 May 2011
A revamp of Roys Road is revving up.
Sunshine Coast Council is currently replacing the timber Roys Road Bridge Crossing number two with a concrete culvert and resealing and realigning the road from Roys Road Bridge Crossing number four through to the nearby boat ramp.
Division 1 Councillor Anna Grosskreutz said the existing Roys Road Bridge Crossing number two had reached the end of its serviceable life.
"The old timber bridge has had a load limit of 2.5 tonnes so replacing it with a concrete culvert will improve access for heavier vehicles," she said.
"Resealing and realigning the road from Roys Road Bridge Crossing number four through to the boat ramp is being carried out because the existing road encroaches on private property and the condition of the road seal in that area needs improvement."
"This $131,000 for resealing and realigning works near the boat ramp will improve access for people using the facility."
Asset Management and Works Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford said the $319,000 replacement of Roys Road Bridge Crossing number two was part of council’s 10-year bridge replacement program that maintained a watch on around 400 bridges across the region, including 180 road bridges.
"Council is committing between $3 million and $8 million per year to replace aging timber bridges like the Roys Road Bridge Crossing number two and in some cases failing concrete bridge infrastructure," he said.
"This is one of 80 timber bridges that council will replace over the next few decades with concrete bridges that have a design lifespan in excess of 100 years."
Work is underway on the project that is due for completion in early July (weather permitting).
During construction, property access may be affected for short durations. Council officers will contact residents, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if works are likely to block entrances.
Traffic management measures will remain in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists.