Roadwork has started on Mungar Rd to resurface the rain-damaged tarmac.
Roadwork has started on Mungar Rd to resurface the rain-damaged tarmac. Megan Pope

Mungar's road facelift

ROADWORK is well under way on Mungar's troublesome main road, with the commonly used road receiving a multi-million dollar makeover.

The roadwork is part of a $26 million State and Federal government reconstruction effort aimed at repairing flood and rain-damaged roads across the Fraser Coast.

Work on Mungar Rd started last month, with single-lane closures and speed restrictions now in place.

Former Tiaro mayor and council candidate John Horrex, said the new road would be well used come completion date.

"Mungar Rd is used as a primary detour road when the Bruce Hwy is blocked," Mr Horrex said.

"It was already well used, so having a new surface will make it even more popular."

Mr Horrex said previous stretches of the road were littered with potholes.

"Driving over it could cause damage to your car," he said.

"It was a very bumpy ride.

"Now it's going to be a lot safer for everyone who uses it, and a lot more popular."

A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesman said more than 3km of road across seven sites on the road would receive repairs. .

"We are working on replacing the damaged road surfaces and clearing the shoulders," he said.

"More than $260m will be spent across the Wide Bay and Burnett region over the next three years.

"It will be used to repair and reconstruct more than 226km of damaged roads."

Roadwork is expected to be complete in April, weather permitting.