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Powell Media Release – Maleny-Stanley River Road flood repairs complete (31 October 2013)

Flood repairs on Maleny-Stanley River Road between Mears Lane and Kilcoy-Beerwah Road at Booroobin have finished.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said the road has been restored to its original condition and welcomed the completion of works.

“One lane of Maleny-Stanley River Road was closed after significant landslip and pavement damage occurred in January 2011,” Mr Powell said.

“In August this year, the embankment gave way while crews were working on it, so a full closure of the road was required to allow heavy machinery to conduct emergency repairs.

“The following month cracks appeared in the remaining operational lane and crews worked through the weekend to stabilise the road using over 2000 cubic metres of rock.

“Crews, engineers and designers have done an excellent job repairing the damage in quite difficult conditions.

“In addition to extensive works to stabilise the embankments, pavement repairs were completed to ensure the road could open to two lanes for the first time in over two and a half years.”

Mr Powell said the patience and cooperation of the community and motorists was greatly appreciated.

“This project has significantly impacted local residents but despite the inconvenience, everyone has been co-operative, which has helped crews get the job done.”

The program of works is being delivered under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, a joint federal and state initiative. Under these arrangements, the Australian Government provides 75 per cent of the funding, with 25 per cent from the Queensland Government.

 

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