Major delays for Southern Downs road
THE Gatton-Clifton Rd has been reduced to one lane after a landslide last month, with further disruptions predicted for two weeks.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads said the two-lane road would be under repair until the end of February.
"TMR has been coordinating the repairs to the landslip, with required works at Thiess Cutting and on the bridge at Heifer Creek No. 7,” a TMR spokeswoman said in a statement.
"The high-risk repairs involve geotechnical experts traversing the slopes using ropes and other equipment to remove loose rocks and debris.”
It was important all risks were assessed and the appropriate time allocated for repairs, the spokeswoman said.
"It is hoped all works can be completed in the designated period.
"However, should investigations during the works identify further risks, we would be required to extend the works program under stop-go signs.”
The spokeswoman said the safety of motorists and road workers was TMR's key priority and motorists were urged to drive to conditions and obey directions.
Descaling works on Thiess Cutting to minimise rockslips, with a complete road closure on Saturday, February 18 from 6am to 6pm. The closure may be extended on Sunday, February 19.
Complete road repairs and remedial works at other potential slip locations.
Gatton-Clifton Road will reopen under stop-go signs between Thiess Cutting and the land slip from Monday, February 20.
Complete road closure on Saturday, February 25 at the bridge and landslip site.