Potholes patched reach 250 a week
MORE than 250 potholes – or “pavement failures” – have been patched up on the New England and Cunningham highways in the past week.
A Transport and Main Roads (TMR) spokeswoman said they were using a “bitumen product” that could easily be applied in order to temporarily fill the potholes as quickly as possible.
“Recent extreme wet weather has caused extensive potholing across the Darling Downs region and TMR road crews have been hard at work conducting emergency repairs to return roads to a safe driving standard,” the spokeswoman said.
“In place of equipment, this loose high-quality cold bitumen mix only requires a heavy vehicle to roll over the newly covered area to restore the road to a safe driving standard.”
Once roads are completely dry, permanent repairs can be carried out by TMR road crews.
“TMR is comfortable that the current emergency repair material is well suited to the task but continues to research and trial new products,” the spokeswoman said.
The TMR spokeswoman reminded motorists to drive carefully and remain alert to changing road conditions, especially after extreme weather periods.
AS part of our Fix Our Roads campaign, where Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace has agreed to accompany a Daily News reporter on a driving tour of the region, we're asking readers which roads need fixing. So far, the following issues have been pointed out to us:
Pot holes and sharp edges on Upper Wheatvale Road, couple of tyres cut on shoulders.
Connell Bridge Road, 45cm wash out near intersection with Upper Wheatvale Road.
Post missing near Warwick Golf Club, one fire fighter injured ankle at night where this post is missing.
Do you know of a particularly dodgy road or traffic issue in the Southern Downs? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 46601318.