Warwick to Allora road repairs two years late
FOUR days before floods hit Warwick on the Australia Day weekend, the Department of Main Roads closed access to the Warwick-Allora Rd to repair damage to the Condamine River embankment caused by the 2010/2011 floods.
Now the department is preparing to start all over again.
Road signs and equipment for the $1.3 million road works were swept aside as water, mud and rubble again slipped down the embankment on to the road.
A spokesman said the damage was significant.
"Damage assessments are under way at another site on Warwick-Allora Rd, 3km from Warwick, (near the John Dee meat processing plant)," he said.
"The road was closed at this location on January 24 to enable reconstruction of a flood-damaged section of the road next to the Condamine River.
"This site was also affected by the flooding in the latest event.
"Flood waters from the Glengallan Creek washed away parts of the road and the road shoulders, and caused severe erosion around culverts.
"Contractors have returned to the work site and urgent repairs will be carried out over the coming weeks.
"For the safety of motorists and road workers, there will be no access through this site."
The road between Upper Wheatvale Rd and Massie-Willowvale is also closed.
For traffic information phone 13 19 40.