The Daily News recently highlighted major road problems in the Yangan area. Council has now announced repair works are scheduled to start on Monday.
The Daily News recently highlighted major road problems in the Yangan area. Council has now announced repair works are scheduled to start on Monday.

Yangan to get $200k road fix-up

ABOUT a fortnight after the Daily News highlighted glaring road issues in the Yangan area, council has announced major repair works are set to start Monday.

Due to the severity of the damage and safety concerns, council will remove sections of the bitumen along Top Swanfels Road and return the road back to a gravel surface, Southern Downs Regional Council Engineering Services director Peter See said.

“It will stay a gravel surface until construction crews are available to start reinstating the bitumen road in the next two to three months,” Mr See said.

After the initial road works, a council spokeswoman said major reconstruction work would begin in two to three months time and would cost “a couple of hundred thousand” dollars, with detailed costings still being calculated.

Mr See said council would notify property owners of any changes which might occur during the gravel work starting Monday.

“Property access may be disrupted for a short period while works are in progress but will remain open for the duration of the works,” he said.

During the road works, speed limits will be reduced and motorists are advised to obey all altered speed limits and drive to road conditions.

Sections which will have the bitumen removed include a 100m section 600m from the intersection of Top Swanfels Rd and Yangan-Killarney Rd, a 400m section 1.2km from the intersection of Top Swanfels Rd and Yangan-Killarney Road and a 400m section 3.7km from the intersection of Top Swanfels Rd and Yangan-Killarney Rd.

The road works schedule is subject to weather conditions. Residents who have any questions contact Brian Weeks on 4661 0300.



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