Southern Queensland 2022 flood reconstruction works
Repairs are underway across southern Queensland after extensive and severe damage to the state-controlled road network was caused by multiple heavy rainfall and flooding events in 2022.
Flooding caused significant road damage in 41 local government areas across southern 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.
Emergency works, including removing road hazards and repairing minor pavement damage, have been completed.
The department is monitoring the network and prioritising critical damage sites to maintain safety until full reconstruction can be completed.
Due to the widespread and severe nature of the damage, a significant program of reconstruction works will be required over the next year.
- Restores damaged infrastructure
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- 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.
Assistance will be provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Detailed damage assessments have been completed and the department is now finalising design and undertaking procurement and construction of repairs.
Repair progress on key damage sites includes:
- Beechmont Road—Reopened to 2 lanes on 16 August 2023 after major landslip repairs. Reconstruction works at other sites along this road will continue under changed traffic conditions.
- Gold Coast–Springbrook Road—Traffic changes are in place while landslip repairs continue.
For up-to-date traffic and travel information on road conditions, incidents, vehicle crashes, roadworks and route information updates, visit QLDTraffic.