Roads in Glen Aplin have undergone sealing and renewal.
Roads in Glen Aplin have undergone sealing and renewal. Contributed

ROAD TO RECOVERY: Village sees streets upgraded

A LONG-HELD point of frustration for Glen Aplin residents has been improved with the sealing of several roads.

Through community consultation, it was identified that a number of roads within the Glen Aplin community had seen increased traffic along unsealed roads.

Southern Downs Regional Council were successful in attracting funding through the federal government's Roads to Recovery program.

"The aim of this program is to improve safety for local residents as well as other associated economic and social outcomes,” an SDRC spokesperson said.

Southern Downs councillor Marika McNichol inspects some of the road work.
Southern Downs councillor Marika McNichol inspects some of the road work. Contributed

Councillor for Transport, Infrastructure, and Utilities Marika McNichol said that the sealing of the roads would reduce the wear and tear that the roads previously suffered.

"Sealing the roads will reduce the maintenance costs associated with dirt roads, however, this is only one of several benefits,” Cr McNichol said.

"The unsealed roads were a significant dust nuisance for residents, and created unnecessary wear on vehicles.

"We have been around villages and have listened to the public and they want their roads sealed. So we are listening and we are delivering.

"Council has finalised sealing a significant number of roads in Glen Aplin and plan to seal further roads in villages as funding becomes available.”

Glen Aplin roads that were sealed as part of the Roads to Recovery Program include Kriedeman Rd, Sanderson Rd, Cummerford Rd, Calvert Rd, Micale Lane, Tuckerman Road, and Glover Street.

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