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South Coast reconstruction program – Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Overview:

A large number of roads across the South Coast Region sustained significant damage as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017. The Department of Transport and Main Roads will reconstruct affected roads and infrastructure through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program.

Location:

Beechmont Road, Gold Coast-Springbrook, Lamington National Park Road, Tomewin Mountain Road, Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Cunningham Highway, Mount Lindesay Highway, Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Beaudesert Beenleigh Road, Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine-Oxenford Road, Waterford Tamborine Road, Boonah Rathdowney Road, Running Creek Road, Springbrook Road, Hinze Dam Road, Binna Burra Road, Oxenford Coomera Gorge Road Camp, Cable Road, Carneys Creek Road, Mount Alford Road, Lake Moogerah Road and the Pacific Motorway.

Completion:

Majority of projects expected to be completed by December 2018, weather permitting.

Benefits:

These projects will reconnect communities and restore safe and efficient travel routes for all motorists.

Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

Key project sites include:

Completed

Tamborine–Oxenford Road (John Muntz Causeway)

Works to the bridge approach and embankment were completed ahead of schedule and the road reopened on 30 June 2017 with additional works completed in September 2018.

Pine Creek Road

Road restoration was completed in July 2017, with works focusing on pavement repairs, stabilising new and existing road embankments, and reinstating guard rails, line marking and signage. The early completion of these repairs provides road users with a safe alternative route while Gold Coast–Springbrook Road remains closed for restoration work.

In progress

Lamington National Park Road

Work was completed in early 2018 at 3 of the most critical landslip sites along Lamington National Park Road at approximately 17 and 19km from Canungra.

Stage 2 restoration works on Lamington National Park Road are progressing well, with repairs to over 80 landslip sites.

Works are being carried out under stop/go traffic control and motorists can expect delays.

It is anticipated that the majority of works will be completed by the end of 2018.

Gold Coast–Springbrook Road

Work is nearing completion on over 60 sites including major reconstruction works in the 10-kilometre closed section of road.  To ensure the repairs can be carried out as safely and quickly as possible, the road will remain closed until the repair works are complete.

During the works, access to Springbrook will remain via the Pine Creek Road detour (see detour map).

Transport and Main Roads is committed to restoring full access to Gold Coast–Springbrook Road as soon as possible.

The majority of works will be completed by the end of 2018.

Tomewin Mountain Road

Work was completed on the most critical landslip site in early 2018. 

Reconstruction work across 14 sites is nearing completion with work including installation of soil-nails and shotcreting, bored pile walls, earthworks and batter slope protection. 

Nerang–Murwillumbah Road

Nerang–Murwillumbah Road is open, with a 1-lane section of road operating through the main landslip site. Designs were completed in January 2018 and the contract for reconstruction work was awarded in early May 2018. Works include slope stabilisation, road restoration and constructing new debris fencing. All works will be completed by the end of 2018, weather permitting.

Beechmont Road

Work is now complete at 23 landslips along a 16-kilometre section of Beechmont Road from the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection with only 1 site remaining near Mirani Street. Work includes debris removal and slope protection works.

Repair works are mainly occurring during the day with traffic directed around the works 1 way at a time by traffic control/mobile traffic signals.  The majority of work is expected to be completed in late 2018. Motorists should expect minor delays.

Roads Package

The Roads Package project consists of reconstruction and slope protection works across 19 roads within the South Coast region including; Cunningham Highway, Mount Lindesay Highway, Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Beaudesert Beenleigh Road, Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine-Oxenford Road, Waterford Tamborine Road, Boonah Rathdowney Road, Running Creek Road, Springbrook Road, Hinze Dam Road, Binna Burra Road, Oxenford Coomera Gorge Road Camp, Cable Road, Carneys Creek Road, Mount Alford Road, Lake Moogerah Road and the Pacific Motorway.

Restoration work has been completed at the majority of sites with work remaining on Binna Burra Road and Cunningham Highway. The majority of work is expected to be completed by end of the 2018.

Key milestones

  • Mid-2017: Tamborine–Oxenford Road (John Muntz Causeway) and Pine Creek Road reconstruction works completed.
  • Late 2017: Planning and design work completed for majority of restoration projects.
  • Early 2018: All South Coast 2017 NDRRA projects under construction and progressively being completed.
  • Late 2018: Construction expected to progressively achieve completion.
  • Mid-2019:  All NDRRA projects in the South Coast Region will be complete.

Contact details

Email: southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5563 6600
(Monday–Friday 9am-5pm)

Community info

For project updates, subscribe to the free email and SMS traffic alert update service by emailing southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Some road or lane closures will be required during construction. For up-to-date information on traffic across Queensland, visit QLDTraffic or phone 13 19 40.

Media gallery

Reconstruction works at main landslip site on Tomewin Mountain Road
Reconstruction works at main landslip site on Tomewin Mountain Road.

Landslip works at Lamington National Park Road
Landslip works at Lamington National Park Road.

New drainage line under Gold Coast-Springbrook Road
New drainage line under Gold Coast-Springbrook Road

Slip with eco blanket repair on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road
Slip with eco blanket repair on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road

Reconstruction works on a landslip on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road
Reconstruction works on a landslip on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road

Abseiler grouts anchors on Beechmont Road
Abseiler directs drill on batter on Beechmont Road

A long reach drill rig and specialist abseilers install soil nails on a landship
A long reach drill rig and specialist abseilers install soil nails on a landslip to stabilise the batter

Latest news

View the unprecedented damage sustained on Gold Coast-Springbrook Road.

Last updated
20 November 2018