Water destroying Cleary St
WARWICK’S Cleary St is literally falling apart and has been closed for safety reasons.
According to Southern Downs Regional Council’s engineering director Peter See, Australiana Park is a former rubbish tip and therefore the land underneath it contains a lot of voids.
“It’s saturated with water and it’s sodden the pavement to the point it’s falling apart,” Mr See said.
“We had a couple of calls on Sunday afternoon and a vehicle was damaged driving through.”
He said council would have to drain the water before repairing the damage and it could take weeks for this to be done.
Meanwhile, quick fixes on the region’s roads are being done “as quickly as possible”, this month’s engineering report says.
However more permanent repairs could take many years as council waits for the Natural Disaster Relief and Recover Arrangements arrangements to filter through.
As reported in yesterday’s Daily News, capital works also look set to suffer significant delays with the news only $1 million of day labour, which has already been well and truly spent, will be covered by Federal Government.
The engineering department provided councillors at this week’s committee meetings a list of roads closed in the area.
Not all of the closures are due to flooding.
Other closed roads:
- Kital Road bridge (Berat)
- Strudwicks Road culvert (Yangan)
- Cowleys bridge Mullins Road (Talgai)
- Haig St (Warwick)
- Recka Lane (Severlea)
- McKees Rd (unformed section) (Loch Lomond)
- Robinson Rd (unformed) (Sladevale)
- Ghost Gate Road (unformed section) (Glengallan)
- O’Maras Rd (unformed) (Mt Colliery)
- Bourkes Rd bridge (Loch Lomond)
- Messines Rd (unformed) (Amiens)
- Mt Norman Rd (Wallangarra)
Partially closed roads are:
- Spring Creek Rd
- Donnellys Castle Rd
- Inverleigh Rd (Rosenthal Heights)