Call for patience in Noosa road repairs and maintenance work

Pothole and road repair work will ramp as conditions allow, with Council asking the community for patience as crews begin the significant restoration effort after recent wet weather.

Acting Chief Executive Larry Sengstock said there was no quick fix with the saturated conditions and prolonged wet weather.

“Our staff are doing everything they can to address the damaged roads and ongoing issue of potholes,” he said.

“With the incredible amount of rain we’ve experienced, we have to wait until the conditions improve to be able to carry out the necessary repair work and mowing of public spaces,” Mr Sengstock said.

“I know the community gets frustrated when they see potholes and want them repaired quickly.

“We prioritise the work and get them repaired as quickly as the conditions allow,” he said.

Crews have repaired 77 in the past two months and are using about two tonnes of premix daily to patch and fill wash outs, potholes and cracked road edges.

Mr Sengstock said this was on top of the ongoing flood-damaged repair work from the 2022 rain event.

“At last count, we had about 15 different flood projects underway, which have been further impacted by the recent wet weather,” he said.

Acting Infrastructure Services director Shaun Walsh encouraged motorists to drive to the conditions, particularly on gravel roads.

“Conditions on gravel roads can change very quickly, so it’s important drivers remain alert, slow down and look for washouts, landslips and potholes,” he said.

Mr Walsh said council had implemented road recovery strategies to urgently repair impacted roads.

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