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North Burnett Regional Council is pleased to advise it is in receipt of information indicating the sealing of the remaining section of Monto-Mount Perry Road is likely to commence in the near future. The works, which have been a central advocacy priority of elected members for several years, will be delivered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and will include the replacement and realignment of the Splinter Creed Bridge and the upgrade and sealing of the remaining 5.1 km section of the road.

“The sealing of Monto-Mount Perry Road has been a focus of Council for many years, as it provides a strategic connection between our towns and contributes to the economic prosperity of the region,” Mayor Les Hotz said.

“We thank the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments for their commitment and contributions to the project. As a Council, we also extend a thanks to our predecessors, state and federal members, residents, and other passionate advocates of the project, recognising that it has been a collective effort to achieve this outcome.”

“Projects like this offer countless benefits for years to come, supporting industry and tourism prospects and providing safer, all-weather connections for residents and motorists,” Mayor Hotz continued.

“We understand the final sealing works include the replacement and realignment of Splinter Creek Bridge with a concrete option. All things considered, it’s a really great outcome for the North Burnett and beyond.”

During construction, Monto-Mount Perry Road will be closed to through traffic between the Burnett Highway and the Burnett River, and a detour will be in place via Kerwee Road. Nearby residents and motorists may experience construction noise, dust, and changed traffic conditions during construction.

“During construction, the road will be closed, and motorists are advised a detour will be in place via Kerwee Road,” Mayor Hotz added.

“While this may be an inconvenience for those travelling through the area, it is a small price to pay for the long-term benefit. We ask that motorists allow additional travel time and observe any detour signage that may be in place.”

Currently, the works are expected to be completed by mid-2025, weather and other conditions permitting. Further information and the latest updates can be found through the TMR project page here {}.