Keeping local roads open and accessible is one of the highest priorities for Council.
An annual budget is allocated to repair and maintain the road network which consists of approximately 688 kilometres of roadways, 432 kilometres of sealed urban roads, 256 kilometres of rural roads, 44 bus shelters and 57 parks.
Most road damage in the Hinchinbrook Shire is caused by a combination of weather extremes and traffic loads, to combat this and to ensure a high standard in relation to local roads is achieved the following maintenance activities are carried out by Council:
- Pothole patching and crack sealing of road pavement
- Minor road reseals
- Heavy patching of road pavement and/or profiling
- Bridge and guard rail maintenance
- Kerb and channel, and traffic island maintenance
- Bus shelter maintenance
- Grading of unsealed roads and unsealed road shoulders
- Street Sweeping
- Signage and line marking
Council is custodian of most roads within the local government area, with the exception of state controlled roads which are controlled by the Queensland Government. To find out more about state controlled roads, visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.
To report any local road maintenance concerns, please contact us.