Council crews work to repair damage on Hervey Range Road

Date published: 14 February 2019

Townsville City Council crews are working to repair sections of Hervey Range Road, which was severely damaged during the unprecedented rain event.

The state-owned road was blocked to traffic after more than a dozen land slips caused major damage to the road surface.

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said Council crews are working quickly to repair the road - with most of the works already complete.

“More than 300 metres of damaged road base has been dug up from both sides of the road.” Cr Molachino said.

“Once the road has been replaced, crews will add line markings and new guard railings.

“Council is working closely with the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads in delivering this important work and we expect to have one lane of the road open to traffic by this weekend and the road open fully by next week.”

Cr Molachino thanked the community for their patience while Council repairs the road.

“Council knows this road is a major transport corridor for trucks as well as residents and we appreciate their understanding at this time,” Cr Molachino said.

Council will update the community when the road is scheduled to be reopened and whether there will be weight restrictions for vehicles.

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