Magnetic Community News
Pavement repairs on Magnetic Island
Pictured above: Kelly St Nelly Bay.
Townsville City Council is preparing to undertake pavement repair works on several roads throughout Magnetic Island. As part of these works, Council plans to repair an identified section of the: • road pavement along Nelly Bay Road, Nelly Bay • gravel road shoulder along Kelly Street, Nelly Bay • gravel table drain along Magnetic Street, Picnic Bay • gravel road off the intersection of Apjohn and Swenson Streets, Horseshoe Bay. As illustrated in the accompanying traffic management plan, during the works, traffic flow along a section of Nelly Bay Road will temporarily become one-way and guided by portable traffic lights. Council has contracted local business Mendi Group to undertake these repairs across the Island. These repairs will restore the roads to a safe condition for motorists and make the roads more resilient to future weather events. Works along West Point Road are on hold due to weather conditions. Mendi will return to West Point Road once these other works are complete. Assistance is provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Council plans to commence repair works on Monday, 23 May 2022. Council expects these works to take one (1) week to complete, weather permitting. Council will provide affected residents with further information before construction activities commence. Normal work hours are 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. In exceptional cases, Mendi may need to work outside these hours, including night works as required. Traffic control will remain active outside these hours.