Transport an Main Roads has confirmed to BR4B that there are a number of landslips on Beechmont Road which occurred as a result of the flooding associated with Cyclone Debbie in March 2017. These landslips include the one with temporary traffic lights between Tarlington Road and Mirani Street. TMR say that the design for the repairs of the landslips will be completed by end of October 2017 and it is anticipated that restoration work will commence in December 2017 after tenders have been called and awarded. TMR have confirmed that the traffic lights have been installed on a temporary basis to ensure road users safety and will be removed when the works are complete
To: SouthCoast [mailto:SouthCoast@tmr.qld.gov.au]
From: Better Roads for Beechmont
Sent: Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Subject: Attention Mr McReight – Enquiry about Beechmont Road Landslips
Dear Mr McReight,
The traffic lights which bypass traffic around the landslip on Beechmont Road between Tarlington Road and Mirani Street have been in place since cyclone Debbie in April 2017. Thank you for your recent updates on the progress of investigations to repair the landslips. The Beechmont community has been talking about the length of time that the traffic lights have been in place and there are even rumours that the lights will be made permanent.
The Better Roads for Beechmont committee (BR4B) represents the Beechmont community and understands that it takes some time to investigate the landslip and then seek sufficient funding from State and Federal disaster funding agencies. Would you be able to provide a more detailed summary of the process being undertaken, what you have found so far and the anticipated repair dates for this landslip and the other landslips you are currently investigating on Beechmont Road. BR4B will then place this information on its website, pass this information through its networks and facebook page.