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Eleven culverts to receive a makeover using innovative technology

Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC) will begin works on the rehabilitation of culverts across the region, commencing next week.

As part of the 2017/18 Culvert Rehabilitation project, eleven culverts will be rehabilitated using innovative culvert lining technologies, which is expected to provide an additional 50 -100 year lifespan to the current asset.

The eleven culverts identified for renewal vary from single box culverts or pipes, to multi-cell pipes and a corrugated steel arch.

Cassowary Coast Regional Councillor Wayne Kimberley said Council officers have identified these culverts to benefit from rehabilitation using culvert lining technologies.

"Rehabilitation versus the standard replacement techniques has more successful outcomes, such as reducing disruptions to the public where a 22 kilometre detour would have been required for one culvert," said Cr Kimberley.

"These technologies also allow us to be less weather dependent and provides less environmental impacts."

The culverts being rehabilitated are 3 culverts on Alexander Drive; 5 culverts on Bingil Bay Road; 1 culvert on Flying Fish Point Road; 1 culvert on Granadilla Road; and 1 culvert on Utchee Creek Road (to be completed in October 2018).

CCRC is expecting minor traffic disruptions where the road will be down to a single lane managed by traffic control.

Construction is expected to be completed by late May 2018.