Major roadwork is currently underway on the Gold Coast, with a number of roads being repaired following damage caused by Cyclone Debbie.
Gold Coast-Springbrook Road, Lamington National Park Road, Currumbin Creek-Tomewin Road (Tomewin Mountain Road) and Beechmont Road are already in the progress of being repaired, while works will soon begin on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said these natural disaster reconstruction projects were being prioritised in a bid to help reduce the impact on affected communities.
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“Reconstruction work has been underway since early this year, with crews starting repairs on 18 critical sites and 35 minor sites on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road, and about 83 additional sites on Lamington National Park Road,” Mr Bailey said.
“Cyclone Debbie was a truly destructive storm that caused $2.4 billion in damages across the country – and Springbrook Road in particular suffered very severe damage as anyone who has driven the road since would see.”
Mr Bailey said workers on repair sites like Springbrook Road are working carefully, as there are severe drops to the valley below.
“Their safety is paramount,” he said.
Works currently underway to address the damage caused include bridge repairs, slope protection, embankment repairs, reconstruction, drainage and replacement of roadside furniture.
Mr Bailey said residents and motorists will be notified in advance about temporary changes to traffic conditions, and should expect reduced speed limits at work sites.
“I thank local residents, businesses and motorists for their patience during this time. TMR is working hard to complete all necessary roadworks as quickly as possible.”