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Council increases investment in Gregors Creek Road to $3.6M

NEW plans for the upgrade of Gregors Creek Road have seen Somerset Regional Council increase its investment in the project to more than $3.6 million.

Published: 21st February 2020

NEW plans for the upgrade of Gregors Creek Road have seen Somerset Regional Council increase its investment in the project to more than $3.6 million.

The increase from $3.3 million will boost flood resilience and better align the rural road with the new Shallcross Bridge, which is currently being built.

The project to widen and strengthen the road between Toogoolawah and Kilcoy is being funded by council and the Federal Government.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the road was 6.5km shorter than the State Highway 17 route that connected the two townships.

“Everyone I talk to has been impressed by the work council crews are doing, and we are aiming to get even better outcomes with the new bridge,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Apple and Google are already showing Gregors Creek Road as the fastest route between our towns and that will only improve when we finish the project in June.

“We estimate the project will return at least $8.5 million to local businesses over time.

“This does not include the wins for commuters, tourists and other motorists who will benefit from better travel options.”

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