Qld fast-tracks road recovery projects following Debbie


Planned road works near Kilcoy-Beerwah, Mount Glorious, Eumundi-Kenilworth, Brisbane-Woodford, and Forest Hill-Fernvale roads

Qld fast-tracks road recovery projects following Debbie
Mark Bailey says minor delays are to be expected around repair sites.

 

Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has started repair works on Tamborine-Oxenford Road and the John Muntz Causeway in Upper Coomera this week.

TMR has also fast-tracked some of its road recovery projects following flood damage in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

This includes, a two-kilometre section along Kilcoy-Beerwah Road, a six-kilometre section of Mount Glorious Road near Wivenhoe-Somerset Road, and improvement works near Eumundi-Kenilworth Road, Brisbane-Woodford Road, and Forest Hill-Fernvale Roads.

All projects will be funded by the state government’s $140 million fast-tracked road network renewal works scheme, Queensland roads and road safety minister Mark Bailey says.

The projects are due to begin in the coming days and involve removal of existing road surface, rehabilitation of the road and line-marking.

Works will be carried out between 5am and 5pm from Monday to Saturday for a month, weather permitting.

"Motorists may experience some minor delays during the works and traffic controllers, reduced speed limits and signage will be in place," Bailey says.

"We thank everyone for their patience and remind motorists to drive with caution through the changed traffic conditions to ensure the safety of all motorists and our staff."

Bailey says work is already underway on Tamborine-Oxenford Road to reclaim the 25 metres of river embankment washed away by the flood.

"I realise the road and causeway closure for any period of time is an inconvenience to residents living in Upper Coomera and Tamborine mountain communities and I thank them for their patience while this work is carried out.

"I can assure all residents and motorists that everything is being done to get this road reopened as soon as possible."

The project is due to be completed by mid-year and involves closing the bridge while the repair work is in progress.

For more information regarding ongoing road works, visit the TMR website.

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