Improvements on way for Talbot Street

A major makeover begins for Talbot Street in Berserker next week with Rockhampton Regional Council investing over $1 million to transform the road.

Infrastructure Portfolio spokesperson, Councillor Tony Williams, said the improvements would be significant.

“We know the road isn’t in the best shape right now, but that’s going to change. We are going to do a lot of improvements here.

“We will be reconstructing the road pavement, rebuilding the concrete kerb, and modifying some driveways. As a result of these works, residents will see and feel a better Talbot Street: a better ride, a better surface, and better kerb drainage.

“There will be a big difference.”

Cr Williams said Council thanked residents for their patience.

“The work will be going on for a while – until at least November – but if we don’t do this now the road will only require increasing maintenance over time, which is an inconvenience to residents and an extra cost to ratepayers.

“These improvements mean that regular maintenance won’t be needed for a long time.

“We are splitting the work into stages to reduce the inconvenience to residents. Through traffic won’t be able to pass through the closed work area, but obviously residents will keep access to their houses.

“This street is also near North Rocky High School, so parents and teachers should keep a look out for detours.

“We really do appreciate everyone’s patience – the finished job will be worth it!”

Works will commence on Monday July 13. The works will take place on Talbot Street between Berserker Street and Clanfield Street. Please call 1300 22 55 77 with any questions or to speak with the onsite team.

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