Upgrades are being planned for the bridge.
Upgrades are being planned for the bridge. Tracey Joynson

Potential upgrade to Deep Creek Bridge

A PROPOSAL to upgrade the Deep Creek Bridge will make it easier for heavy vehicles to travel along Gayndah-Mundubbera Rd.

The new location is set to be higher than the previous, in response to the 2013 floods.

The Deep Creek Bridge route between Gayndah and Mundubbera has been a source of some difficult road situations and past funding applications being turned down on the basis that the deteriorating road hasn't helped.

However, the significance of the bridge as a primary route between two of the North Burnett's regional towns cannot be understated. At its current state, the bridge is causing delays to heavy-load vehicles such as trucks and significant car traffic.

The proposal by the North Burnett Regional Council is to use the Regional Road Group to oversee the application, with estimates that the reconstruction could cost as much as $1.8 million.

The advantages to upgrading the route will be easier access for all traffic between Gayndah and Mundubbera, as well as economic development opportunities, and Mayor Don Waugh agrees.

Councillor Jo Dowling also supports the application and what it means for the area.

"I believe this would be a great economic driver," Cr Dowling said.


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