A photo from July 2011 of the damages being repaired at Cunningham's Gap.
A photo from July 2011 of the damages being repaired at Cunningham's Gap.

Gap work near finish line

TRAVELLING through Cunningham's Gap is becoming increasingly smooth as flood repairs inch closer to completion.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesman said a dry spell had helped keep work on track.

"Due to an extended period of dry weather, good progress has been achieved at Cunningham's Gap in recent months," the spokesman said.

"(Clayton's) Gully has been lined with large boulders with new culverts installed under the highway, and asphalt pavement works have begun and are expected to be completed by the end of October."

Once the asphalt laying is complete, the remaining works will be line marking and the installation of signs, a guardrail and fencing.

"The final task will be to rehabilitate and revegetate the old highway alignment to re-establish local native vegetation," the spokesman said.

He added that works remained on track for an anticipated completion date in late November.

Traffic controllers are on site to assist construction vehicles, and the speed limit is reduced to 40kmh.

RACQ experts will tour the Darling Downs next week as part of the motoring body's regional roads inspection program, which aims to create a safer and more efficient road network.

One leg of the tour includes the Cunningham Hwy between Warwick and Goondiwindi.

Motorists can report concerns to RACQ on 3872 8922 or via email to traffic@racq.com.au.



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