Safety improvements for Tamorine Mountain roads

UPGRADES: More than $1 million has been invested to make roads in the Tamborine region safer for motorists.
UPGRADES: More than $1 million has been invested to make roads in the Tamborine region safer for motorists.

Further slope stabilisation works on Tamborine Mountain Road are underway.

Acting Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Ryan said the stabilisation was part of an investment of more than $1 million to improve road safety in the Tamborine region including widening the shoulder on a bend on Tamborine–Oxenford Road at Eagle Heights.

“The Palaszczuk Government has already invested to improve safety there and the work will continue during the first half of 2019,” he said.

“We are committed to improving safety for tourists travelling to and from Tamborine Mountain as well as residents who use these roads daily.”

Successful slope stabilisation works were carried out in the second half of 2018 above Tamborine Mountain Road between Cedar Creek Falls and Eagle Heights Roads.

“The new works involve additional stabilisation of existing infrastructure and large rocks below the road with soil nailing and steel wire mattress to be installed,” Mr Ryan said.

“Works also being carried out on Tamborine–Oxenford Road between Dapsang Drive and Cook Road are expected to begin in February 2019.

“We anticipate work will continue into the second quarter of 2019, with traffic under stop/slow conditions.

‘‘Work on steep areas always presents additional challenges due to unstable conditions above and below the road,” Mr Ryan said.

‘‘Crews also have the added pressure of accommodating curves and bends in the road.

‘‘Thanks to Safer Roads Sooner funding, the shoulder will be widened and sealed on a 140-metre curve, with this section also resurfaced and raised road markers installed on edge lines.

“While this section has a 40km/h sign in place, there have been some crashes along this stretch in recent years which is why these improvements are so important.

“The wider shoulders will allow drivers to return to the traffic lane to avoid a vehicle and the new seal will improve skid resistance for motorists, particularly in wet conditions.

“We thank residents and motorists for their patience as we work to deliver these important safety improvements.’’

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