MidCoast Council is working on a host of roadworks in its southern reaches.
Rhett Pattison, MidCoast Council's manager, projects and engineering, said from Nabiac to Hawks Nest, and out to Stroud Road, an intensive program of works over the past six months has resulted in smoother, safer roads.
"This year we've been able to invest more into our maintenance and renewals programs than ever before," Rhett said. "Our approach is very much about applying techniques that extend the life of our roads, which in turn assists in minimising ongoing maintenance costs."
Recently completed works in Guya Street, Winda Woppa involved reconstructing and widening a 100 metre section, providing safer access for locals to popular Jimmys Beach.
In Stroud Road, a 315 metre section of Reidsdale Road was rehabilitated late last year by widening and resurfacing the road pavement, and improving roadside drainage.
And in Tea Gardens, rehabilitation of a 380 metre section of Boondelbah Road has recently been completed.
Significant improvements to Coomba Road in Coomba Park have been undertaken, with two projects that will collectively rehabilitate a stretch of almost one kilometre. Most recently the section between Warramutty Street North and Coolangatta Street is being widened by 1.5 metres, while drainage improvements include the replacement of several culverts. Finishing touches will be applied in the coming weeks.
Also down south, almost 700 metres of gravel roads have been upgraded to bitumen seal in areas including Nabiac, Stroud, Bulahdelah, and recently in Warri Street, Pindimar.
Works currently underway in Markwell Road, Bulahdelah involve a 2.3km road reconstruction and replacement of damaged culverts, delivering safety outcomes for local motorists and improved roadside drainage.