Pot holes made regular appearances on roads during storm season.
Pot holes made regular appearances on roads during storm season. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Dob in a pothole, help our roads

MOTORISTS are being encouraged to "dob in" pot holes after recent wet weather left Southern Downs' roads in even more disrepair.

A Transport and Main Roads (TMR) spokesman said pot holes made regular appearances on roads during storm season - and this year was no exception.

"Heavy rain can damage our roads and we continue to monitor these roads daily and repair the damage as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of the travelling public," he said.

"Having the community keep an extra eye out across the state-controlled road network is a huge advantage in getting them fixed as quickly as possible," he said.

The spokesman said along with trying to stay on top of new damage, TMR was carrying out work on several roads on the Downs.

"We're doing routine maintenance along the New England Highway between Dalveen and Ballandean with traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h in place," he said.

"Work will start next week to replace the guardrail at Accommodation Creek, south of Ballandean, on the New England Highway.

"While these works are under way, one lane will remain open to keep traffic flowing."

He said the work should be finished by February 10 if the weather held out.

"Flood-related works are also being carried out along a 13km section of Amiens Rd between the intersections with the New England Highway and Goldfields Road.

"We'll have traffic control and 40km/h speed limits in place while these works are being done. Recent rain has delayed these works by two weeks, with works expected to be finished by mid-March, weather permitting."South St at Allora was under stop/go conditions yesterday due to resurfacing.

Southern Downs Regional Council has also battled repeat wet weather damage with pot holes already popping up on the newly surfaced stretch of Fitzroy St (between Albion St and Steele's Bakery) despite the work only being completed weeks ago.

To dob in a pothole or for the latest on traffic disruptions, phone 13 19 40 or visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au.


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