QLD Government to close road for drainage works

By: Jason Whittaker


A 500m section of Maleny-Stanley River Road will be closed for more than two weeks to all traffic from 6am

A 500m section of Maleny-Stanley River Road will be closed for more than two weeks to all traffic from 6am on Saturday as the Queensland Government works to repair as landslip.

It is expected that one lane will be re-opened to traffic from 6pm on Sunday, May 4. Only one lane of the road has been in operation since the slip in January.

Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt says the full closure of the 2.5km section of Kilcoy-Beerwah Road is necessary to allow RoadTek to undertake drainage work.

"While the slip presents no current danger to motorists, the situation needs to be permanently addressed to reopen the road to its full two lane capacity," Pitt says.

"The drainage work will stop water seeping under the road surface and allow the pavement to dry. This, in turn, will allow repair work on subsided pavement to start."

According to Pitt, a sidetrack cannot be installed because the terrain is too steep and the work to be undertaken so great that traffic will not be able to pass.

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