Cloncurry Shire Council are in the final stage of the $5 million Sheaffe Street rehabilitation project, which upon completion will provide new water mains and safer road for locals.
Jointly funded by Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme, Road to Recovery and Cloncurry Shire Council, the project construction commenced January 2019 and Mayor Greg Campbell is happy to see it nearing closer to competition.
"Currently contractors are doing the top side of the earth works after vastly improving the underground storm water and water relocation," Cr Campbell said.
"This includes brand new water mains, new storm water pipes and that's where a fair percentage of the money has gone.
"Although locals can't see these improvements the removal of these 60 year old pipes and the installation of the new networks will impact their lives everyday and provide longevity for the town.
"Next for the project includes new concrete for the kerb and channels, following this will be the driveways and drainage. The road will then be resealed before the gardens are planted."
Cr Campbell said the improvements to Sheaffe Street would provide a safer road for the Cloncurry community.
"The upgrade will automatically slow the traffic down going pass the schools which will make it safer for students and staff each day," he said.
"The aesthetics to this area will also be awesome. Instead of driving down the street in summer and seeing a heat haze you'll see the nice green gardens."
Cloncurry Shire Council predicts the Sheaffe Street rehabilitation project could be finished by late October 2019.
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