MidCoast Council has been undertaking an intensive program of works during the past six months across the Great Lakes, ensuring road users a smother, safer ride.
Projects, which have stretched from Nabiac to Hawks Nest and out to Stroud Road, have included major rehabilitation works through to sealing gravel roads.
Recently completed works in Guya Street, Winda Woppa involved reconstructing and widening a 100 metre section, providing safer access to popular Jimmys Beach.
In Stroud Road, a 315 metre section of Reidsdale Road was rehabilitated late last year by widening and resurfacing the road pavement, and improving roadside drainage.
And, in Tea Gardens, rehabilitation of a 380 metre section of Boondelbah Road has recently been completed.
Significant improvements to Coomba Road in Coomba Park have been undertaken, with two projects that will collectively rehabilitate a stretch of almost one kilometre.
Most recently the section between Warramutty Street North and Coolangatta Street is being widened by 1.5 metres, while drainage improvements include the replacement of several culverts.
Finishing touches will be applied in the coming weeks.
"This year we've been able to invest more into our maintenance and renewals programs than ever before, and it's great to see local communities from all corners of the region enjoying the benefits," projects and engineering manager, Rhett Pattison said.
Almost 700 metres of gravel roads have been upgraded to bitumen seal in areas including Nabiac, Stroud, Bulahdelah, and recently in Warri Street, Pindimar.
Works currently underway in Markwell Road, Bulahdelah involve a 2.3 kilometre road reconstruction and replacement of damaged culverts, delivering safety outcomes for local motorists and improved roadside drainage.
"Our approach is very much about applying techniques that extend the life of our roads, which in turn assists in minimising ongoing maintenance costs," Mr Pattison said.