Logan City Council have announced a multi-million-dollar road resurfacing program that will see 40,000 tonnes of asphalt paved across the city.
The project will begin early next year, covering 52 streets across several suburbs – mainly in west Logan.
Streets were chosen through an “exhaustive” process in which vehicle-mounted sensors and cameras ‘scanned’ local streets to detect roughness and defects.
Council engineers then went out on foot to inspect and assess where work was required.
Around 40,000 tonnes of asphalt will be used in the program, which is enough to cover about 80km of road.
This includes Scott Lane at North Maclean – which last years received a higher bridge and wildlife corridor in a $6.2 million upgrade – Carter Road at Munruben and Kenny Road at Chambers Flat.
Council said in a statement potholes and other defects on roads would be the first be repaired, before the road was spray sealed and re-lined, ensuring “safer and smoother journeys for road users”.
Logan’s infrastructure chair, councillor Teresa Lane, said the work was important for local motorists.
“It’s the roadworks equivalent of repainting your house to protect it from the elements,” Cr Lane said.
“We do a huge amount on our 2,400km roads network every year to keep it in good shape for drivers.”