Our Road Network
OUR REGION’S ROADS
North Burnett Regional Council maintains a network of 829 kilometres of sealed and 3318 kilometres of unsealed roads within the region. In addition to this, Council maintains the State-controlled road network consisting of another 671 kilometres of sealed and 56 kilometres of unsealed roads under a contract with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The major operations in maintaining these roads include bitumen patching, pavement repair, gravel re-sheeting, grading and slashing. Council is also responsible for roadside facilities including street lighting, signs and line marking, footpaths, kerbing and stormwater drains.
Construction work is undertaken on a priority basis, with the Council adopting a forward program of works. Construction projects are prioritised based on criteria such as traffic volumes, network linkages, safety environment, asset condition, school bus routes, freight routes for primary production, tourist routes, amenity, image and expectations. The program can be affected by outside influences such as disasters/emergencies, individual road failures, significant external contributions, increased industry or development activity in a particular area.
Information on roads that are listed as closed, obstructed or otherwise impacted by planned works, disaster or other events can be found on Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard site.