Kurmond Road is undergoing repair work after increased traffic has caused major damage

Kurmond Road, Wilberforce is currently undergoing repair work to damaged sections created by increased traffic over recent months, causing disruptions to an already busy road.

The repair work commenced on Tuesday, June 30 and is expected to take three days to complete.

Under repair: A section of Kurmond Road currently receiving repair work. Picture: Finn Coleman.

Under repair: A section of Kurmond Road currently receiving repair work. Picture: Finn Coleman.

"Earlier this year, Windsor Bridge was closed due to flooding and Kurmond Road at Wilberforce (Putty end) was subsequently required to be used as a detour route for heavy vehicles," said Director of Infrastructure Services, Jeff Organ.

"This increased heavy vehicle traffic usage damaged a number of sections of the road.

"The State Government has provided funding for repair of the road. The work predominantly involves repairs to edges of the road at multiple locations."

Council stated on their Facebook page that originally the plan was to keep filling the potholes and to undertake the work once Freemans Reach Road reopened, minimising further disruption to the public.

"Unfortunately the damage has further deteriorated and works have needed to be expedited to maintain safe driving conditions," said Mr Organ.

"Traffic control, where required will be prioritised to minimise delays in peak travel times.

"Whilst delays are expected to be minor, alternate routes are available including through North Richmond," he commented.

Council is expecting the work on Kurmond Road is expected to be completed by Thursday, July 2.

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