Over A Dozen Land Slips Causing Delay To Hervey Range Road Re-Opening

Fingers crossed it's opened soon!

Carley Whittington

14 February 2019

Carley Whittington

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We're going to have a little longer for the always delicious Hervey Range Tea Rooms scones. 

The popular dining location has been cut off from the rest of the city due to major damage to Hervey Range Road in the peak of the monster monsoon. 

The state-owned road was blocked to traffic after more than a dozen land slips caused 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.”

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

All recovery information is available through the Emergency Management Dashboard at disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au.


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