Roads shut for tests, repairs
THE Gatton-Clifton Road is closed again due to a high risk of landslips between Doyles Camp Bridge and McGinley’s Road, especially during the recent extreme wet weather which is set to continue.
A Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) spokesperson said specialist geo-technical engineers were due to inspect and assess the area this morning.
“The safety of road users must come first – necessary road works and timing to reopen the road will depend on the outcomes of that inspection,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, emergency repair works to Cunningham’s Gap at Claytons Gully will start again tomorrow and continue on Saturday.
“During this time, one-hour closures to the remaining lane will be implemented between the hours of 7am and 4pm,” the spokesperson said.
“This is to safely carry out widening works to this remaining lane so it better caters to traffic while road repair works are undertaken.”
From Sunday, Claytons Gully will continue to be under stop/go conditions under the direction of traffic controllers. It is expected the road repairs could take up to three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
The TMR spokesperson also advised the works they had planned to carry out on the O.O. Madsen Bridge last night had to be postponed due to the storm conditions.
“We hope to carry them out again before the end of the week, weather permitting. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to provide as much notice as we are able to,” the spokesperson said.