Logan Reserve Rd in Logan, Queensland, is set to become more resistant to the effects of flooding, with pavement reconstruction commencing this week.
Works between the Beutel St Roundabout and Schmidts Rd, starting this past weekend, will enable the road to be opened much sooner after flood events.
City Roads and Water committee chairman Councillor Phil Pidgeon said the pavement reconstruction works had been a long-time coming.
“This is a road that has been majorly impacted during recent floods and has been closed for weeks at a time following the flood waters receding,” he said.
“As a result, during the 2017/2018 budget Council allocated additional funding to make the road more resilient following significant flooding.
“We want to be clear that the road won’t be flood-proof, however after the pavement reconstruction works we will be able to open the road within days of the flood waters receding.”
Cr. Pidgeon said the works should take up to one week to complete as Council focuses on maximising productivity to minimise the duration of the works and its impacts on the local community.
“The works will be progressing both day and night until completion. Equipment and processes have been selected that will see the works running more like a highway project than a local road,” he said.
“Council has taken an innovative approach to its contracting arrangements which are expected to deliver outstanding value on this project in terms of both the overall cost of the works and the time required to complete it.”