Popular back road closed for rehabilitation works

Published: 20 Jul 2021

Residents should be aware that rehabilitation works are planned for popular back road Glenella-Richmond Road.

Mayor Greg Williamson said this section of road between Mackay-Habana Road and Holts Road needed repair.

“Council understands that the section of road is a popular travel route as it provides an alternative to the, at times, busy Mackay-Bucasia Road (a state-controlled road),” Mayor Williamson said.

“As part of the upcoming rehabilitation works, the road will also be widened and culverts works completed,” he said.

On average, 2500 motorists use Glenella-Richmond Road daily.

Council crews will be on site from mid-August until December. with this road closed to through traffic for about five months, weather permitting.

Mayor Williamson said provisions had been made to ensure that the 2021 Hand Heart Pocket River 2 Reef Ride wouldn’t be significantly affected.

“Council has met with event organisers to ensure that the one-day charity ride will be able to go ahead as some of the courses navigate riders through this particular stretch of road.”

From mid-August, motorists will need to find alternative routes while these necessary works are completed.

Nearby residents should also expect some noise and dust disturbances, with various plant and equipment on site. However, appropriate controls will be put in place to manage any impacts.

To learn more about the project, or other council projects happening in the region, visit the online project hub connectingmackay.com.au