Cyclone Debbie Restoration Work

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

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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.

Regards

Craig Perkins
For BR4B

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    From: SouthCoast [mailto:SouthCoast@tmr.qld.gov.au]
    Sent: Monday, 16 October 2017 12:47 PM
    Subject: Department of Transport and Main Roads – Response to website enquiry Beechmont Road

    Dear Mr Perkins

    Thank you for your correspondence on 13 September 2017 seeking further information on the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) investigations into restoration work along Beechmont Road.

    As you correctly stated, TMR has been working to determine the extent of the damage caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017 and identify the appropriate repair treatments.

    As such, approximately 40 metres of the outside traffic lane between Tarlington Road and Mirani Street was impacted and sustained varying levels of subsidence. A number of other damage sites along Beechmont Road were also identified as requiring investigation and subsequent treatment.

    The design for restoration works for all damaged sites on Beechmont Road is on target to be completed by late October 2017, and it is currently anticipated that restoration work on Beechmont Road will commence in December 2017 after tenders have been called and awarded.

    With regards to your enquiry regarding the traffic lights, please note 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.

    Eligible reconstruction works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Government under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

    If you require any further information regarding these works, please contact the South Coast Region office on 55 636 600 or email southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au

    Yours faithfully

    Customer and Stakeholder Management Team

    for Warren McReight
    District Director, South Coast
    Department of Transport and Main Roads
    36-38 Cotton Street, Nerang Qld 4211
    PO Box 442 Nerang Qld 4211
    Telephone +61 7 5563 6600

    File Ref – WE279739

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