Main Roads to start work on Laravale section of the Mount Lindesay Highway

MESSY: The Mount Lindesay HIghway at Laravale has been in a dangerous state of disrepair for too long. Photo: Jon Krause

MESSY: The Mount Lindesay HIghway at Laravale has been in a dangerous state of disrepair for too long. Photo: Jon Krause

SCENIC Rim MP Jon Krause says work to take place on fixing a 1.3 kilometre stretch of the Mount Lindesay Highway at Laravale was welcome news, with the bumpy and uneven road the number one issue of concern raised by people in the electorate.

In February Mr Krause slammed the state government for failing to look after the Mount Lindesay Highway south of Beaudesert, while Main Roads minister Mark Bailey argued that the LNP had abandoned motorists and spent nothing on the Mount Lindesay Highway during their three years in office.

The Transport and Main Roads department said it would be undertaking road improvement works at Laravale, including rehabilitation of the road pavement and a seal, drainage works and line marking.

TMR said the project team would make every effort to minimise impacts but heavy machinery would be in use and motorists could expect temporary traffic lights and reduced speed limits for the duration of the roadworks.

They said stage one would involve civil works, including drain and culvert clearing, with the project scheduled to start in early December 2019 and completed by December 23.

Stage two work activities would involve rehabilitation of the road pavement and a seal, scheduled to start in early January with expected completion in five weeks.

Mr Krause today said it was about time TMR did something about that particular section of the highway.

"This is a very dangerous road and we have had several incidents there, some quite serious," he said.

"They are going to rehabilitate the road, which means they are going to dig it up entirely and replace it.

"It's good news that they are finally doing something but I will continue to lobby for further repairs to the highway including south of Beaudesert at Tamrookum and also to the Beaudesert Nerang Road near Tabragalba."

TMR said the Laravale works were part of the Road Asset Management Contract which provided maintenance on the state-controlled road network in the local council areas of the City of Gold Coast, Logan City and Scenic Rim Regional Council.

They said motorists would be kept informed of traffic changes via electronic message signals and regular updates on TMR's traffic and travel information website QLDtraffic.qld.gov.au