Slope stabilisation about to start on Tugun Bypass landslip

10 Jan 2013 2:49 PMJann Stuckey

9 January 2013

A $1.8 million project to repair and stabilise the site of a landslip above the southbound lane of the Tugun Bypass will start next week.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said the work was expected to take about three months, site and weather conditions permitting.

“Works will involve inserting up to 40 soil nails as well as installing rock netting to capture any loose debris and improving drainage,” Ms Stuckey said.

“A replacement fauna fence will be installed to keep animals safe and away from the motorway.

“To help stabilise the slope, the lower part of the slip face will be revegetated with local plant species.

“Walkers will be pleased as the works also include realigning the footpath through the Tugun Hill Conservation Area, and re-opening the path once it is safe to do so.”
 
This landslip occurred as a result of the extreme wet weather in the summer of 2010-2011.

Remedial repairs were carried out in early 2011 to clean the slip face before a permanent solution was developed.

“Completion of this work will improve safety on the Tugun Bypass and reduce the likelihood of lane closures due to loose material from the slope damaging the concrete barriers on the edge of the motorway,” Ms Stuckey said.

“I ask motorists to be patient as large items of equipment will be taken to and from site via the Tugun Bypass.

“This may result in occasional delays for road users as the slow lane will need to be closed to move this equipment safely.

“Smaller pieces of equipment needed for work at the top of the slope will access the work site by Alinjarra Drive.”

RoadTek has scheduled these works to minimise impacts on road users and local residents as much as possible.

There may be occasional delays for motorists and local residents may experience some construction noise.

The work is being delivered under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), a joint federal and state initiative.

Under these arrangements, the Australian Government provides 75 per cent of the funding, with 25 per cent from the Queensland Government.

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