Council advise cause of road works at Glenlyon Road

Gladstone Region residents are reminded that a temporary change of traffic conditions is in effect at the Glenlyon Road intersection with Derby and Breslin streets, West Gladstone.

Traffic flow at the intersection will be interrupted for an expected period of 25 days while the road surface is removed to enable the positioning of vital water infrastructure to be completed. The works were advertised via electronic noticeboards placed at the affected approaches to the intersection prior to today’s project start.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said motorists and cyclists may wish to seek an alternative route to avoid traffic delays.

“Works are being conducted from 6.45am to 6pm each day for the duration of the project,” Councillor Burnett said.

“Power to the permanent traffic lights at the intersection will be cut between 6.45am and 6pm each day with temporary lights and traffic control officers in place to direct traffic during these hours.”

Council’s Commercial Services Committee Chair Cr PJ Sobhanian said the project and resulting traffic disruption was necessary to accommodate the installation of the water services infrastructure.

“Water Services crews will install enveloper or sleeve pipeline beneath the road in preparation for connection to the new water reservoir on Glenlyon Road for which construction begins in March,” Cr Sobhanian said.

“There is a lot of hard sub-surface rock in the vicinity of the crossroad, adding to the amount of time the project will take, but Council will be working hard to complete the task as soon as possible.

“Council thanks motorists and other road users for their patience during the completion of the project.”