Stanley Street rock face stabilisation works to begin
Date published: 7 August 2017
Council will start work to repair and stabilise the rock face at the crest of Stanley Street tomorrow.
The work is necessary to ensure the safety of road users, as the rock wall has begun to deteriorate compromising the effectiveness of the existing barrier fence, which will be replaced.
The work will be done in two stages, with full closure of the Stanley St cutting and through traffic at Hale St and Queens St for two to three weeks, and single lane closures outbound from the city to North Ward from late August through to the end of September.
Detours will be in place with inbound traffic in the CBD directed to Denham St. Traffic originating from North Ward will also be redirected to Denham Street to access the city.
Local residents will be able to use Stokes/Victoria/Murray St with care.
Local traffic (including Queen St and Hale St) will be allowed to proceed daily to residences in the works area, and have been notified of the changes by mail.
Pedestrian movement and property access will be maintained during the works.
Works will involve new 1.2m high barrier fencing along the top of the cutting, reinforced kerbing along the service road at the top of the cutting, steel fibre reinforced shotcrete to the cutting face and 450mm diameter bored piers in the service road, approximately 2m deep.
Works will be undertaken in two stages involving:
- Stage 1: Scalping of the cutting face to remove loose material, Drilling and grout installation soil nails arranging in length from 2 - 4m and steel fibre reinforced shotcrete to the cutting face.
- Stage 2: Installation of new kerb including 450mm diameter bored piers in the service road to support new 1.2m high barrier fencing along the top of the cutting.
Normal work hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 2pm on Saturday.
Council thanks road users and local residents for their patience during the works.
For more information visit www.townsville.qld.gov.au