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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Motoring on the mountain to be safer thanks to Palaszczuk Government

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Motoring on the mountain to be safer thanks to Palaszczuk Government

    Travelling to and from one of Queensland’s most spectacular natural areas will soon be safer, with roadworks now underway on Mount Tamborine.

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said works along Tamborine Mountain Road between Cedar Creek Falls Road and Eagle Heights Road worth $1.73 million would reduce the risk of crashes on the well-travelled tourist route.

    "The first stage of works will involve more than $720,000 in works including  installation of erosion protection matting and steel wire mesh as well as making improvements to existing culverts, rock scaling and drainage works.

    "Slope stabilisation treatments will also need to be carried out.

    "This will involve inserting soil nails into the slope below the road to provide added protection to the slope.”

    Meantime, repairs in response to damage caused by Cyclone Debbie are progressing well on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road, Lamington National Park Road, Currumbin Creek-Tomewin Road (Tomewin Mountain Road) and Beechmont Road, while works will commence shortly on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

    Mr Bailey said the Mount Tamborine works would take about four months to complete, weather permitting. 

    "We thank the community for their patience as we carry out these important works to improve safety along this section,” Mr Bailey said.

    "Motorists are encouraged to pay attention to changing traffic conditions and speed limits while works are underway.’’

    Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes with traffic control in place.

    The community can subscribe to project updates by sending their contact details to southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au.

     

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