Weather has delayed roadworks around region

Deputy Mayor of Mackay Regional Council, Cr Kevin Casey.
Deputy Mayor of Mackay Regional Council, Cr Kevin Casey. Contributed

LONG-term road works in Mackay have been delayed for up to five weeks after significant rain falls across the city.

Mackay Regional Council councillor Kevin Casey, who holds the roads and drainage portfolio, said recent rain had caused more damage to the city's roads in the last two weeks than the wild weather seen during ex tropical cyclone Oswald.

Cr Casey said potholes were appearing on many Mackay roads.

"Our gang have been out there going as best they can during the rain," he said.

"Unfortunately it will only be temporary repairs."

Cr Casey said council workers would begin more permanent repairs when the wet weather cleared.

He said a January report for engineering services released at today's council meeting showed long-term road works were "about three weeks" behind schedule.

Cr Casey said recent heavy rain had delayed the works a further two weeks.

"If they get in and try to work they make the conditions worse," he said.

"At this stage it will be four to five weeks behind unfortunately with our capital works project."

Topics:  mackay regional council, region, roadworks, weather



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