With only three weeks to go, preparations for the grand reopening of the Isa Street Bridge have gone into high gear.
Concreting and sealing work is now being undertaken on the approaches to the bridge, including the construction of the roundabout on the Fourth Ave intersection to complete the project and get everything ready for the bridge-reopening community event on Friday, December 13.
The event will be held from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on the western end of the bridge, near George McCoy Park, as well as on the bridge itself and the northern section of Fourth Ave.
It will include the unveiling of a sculpture made using the steel and rubble salvaged from the old Isa Street Bridge following its demolition in mid-May and symbolising the early years of Mount Isa's mining history.
There will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food stalls, a live band and a jumping castle for the kids.
Council is accepting expressions of interest from members of the public to display their classic, special or interesting car on the bridge during the event, or to have a food stall.
Expressions of Interest close on Friday, November 22.