South East Queensland 2022 flood reconstruction works

Repairs are underway across South East Queensland after extensive and severe damage to the state road network was caused by sustained heavy rainfall and flooding in early 2022.

Flooding caused significant road damage in 22 local government areas across South East Queensland, including numerous major landslips, widespread pavement damage and scouring around bridges and culverts.

As soon as it was safe to do so, the department had crews assessing road damage and making urgent repairs to restore access for communities. Key road links were reopened by early March 2022.

Further heavy rainfall in late March 2022 made some damage worse and caused significant landslips in the Gold Coast hinterland. 

Inspections and emergency works, including removing road hazards and repairing pavement, are ongoing across the region to ensure the damaged roads are safe until full reconstruction can be completed.

Damage assessments will continue over the coming months and a significant program of reconstruction works will be required.

Benefits

  • Restores damaged infrastructure
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Restoring access for communities and businesses.
  • Restoring damaged roads and road surfaces.
  • Repairing damaged structures, including bridges and culverts.
  • Repairing damaged slopes and batters along roads.
  • Clearing silt and debris.

Funding 

Assistance will be provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Current status

Damage assessments and emergency works are currently underway across south east Queensland.

Repair progress on key damage sites includes:

  • Beechmont Road – Emergency works are underway to secure and stabilise the upslope area, which will enable construction of a side-track to restore access under travel restrictions. The road is targeted to reopen in mid-2022, subject to weather conditions.
  • Gold Coast–Springbrook Road – An extended full closure will be required to repair the major slip site located at the one-way section. Reconstruction works at other sites along this road will be undertaken under changed traffic conditions.

Traffic information 

For up-to-date traffic and travel information on road conditions, incidents, vehicle crashes, roadworks and route information updates, visit QLDTraffic.

Images

Landslip on Gold Coast - Springbrook Road
Heavy rainfall caused a significant landslip on Gold Coast–Springbrook Road, covering the road with rocks and debris.

Aerial view of landshlip on Beechmont Road
Heavy rainfall caused a significant landslip on Beechmont Road.

Floodwater caused major pavement damage on Brisbane–Woodford Road at Bald Hills Flats.

Floodwater caused major pavement damage on Brisbane-Woodford Road at Bald Hills Flats.

Crews clearing the road after heavy rainfall caused a landslip on Esk–Hampton Road.
Crews clearing the road after heavy rainfall caused a landslip on Esk-Hampton Road.

Floodwater severely scoured the road shoulder on the Isis Highway (Childers–Biggenden).
Floodwater severely scoured the road shoulder on the Isis Highway (Childers-Biggenden).