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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 three 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.

Night time road closures are in place from 8pm – 6am, Sunday to Thursday.

It is anticipated that restoration work will be completed by the end of 2018.

Gold Coast–Springbrook Road

Work is nearing completion on 18 major and 35 minor landslips in the 10-kilometre closed section of road near where Gold Coast–Springbrook Road meets Pine Creek Road. To ensure the repairs can be carried out as safely and quickly as possible, the road will remain closed until most major 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.

Tomewin Mountain Road

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

Reconstruction work across 14 sites will include soil-nailing and shotcrete, bored pile walls, earthworks and batter slope protection matter.  Work has now  been completed.

Nerang–Murwillumbah Road

Nerang–Murwillumbah Road is open, with a one-lane section of road operating through the main landslip site. Designs were completed in January 2018 and the contract for reconstruction work is expected to be awarded in early May 2018. Works will 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 nearing completion on 23 landslips along Beechmont Road, Lower Beechmont. Work includes debris removal and slope protection works. The repairs are expected to be completed in late 2018. Transport and Main Roads’ contractor is working to repair 10 major and 13 minor landslips in a 16-kilometre section of Beechmont Road from the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection.  

These repair works are mainly occurring during the day with traffic directed around the works one way at a time by traffic control/mobile traffic signals.  Motorists should expect minor delays.

These landslip repairs are expected to be complete in late 2018.

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 is scheduled to be completedby late 018.

Waterford-Tamborine Road

Reconstruction work is now completed on 5 sites on the Waterford–Tamborine Road.

The Albert River Bridge sustained significant damage and the restoration works included road reconstruction, bridge scouring and abutment protection works. 

Mt Lindesay Highway

Reconstruction work on 25 sites on the Mount Lindesay Highway is nearing completion. 

Work will include slope protection, shoulder, pothole, guardrail, batter and embankment repairs and drainage. The highway will be reduced to 1-lane in affected areas, with traffic controlled by traffic controllers and temporary signals. 

At 2 major slip sites, located approximately 52 kilometers south of Beaudesert, reconstruction work include drainage, soil nailing, shotcreting and installation of gabion walls. The highway will remain open to 1 lane under stop/slow traffic conditions and/or temporary signals at these sites. 

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
13 November 2018