Community deserves to know when Kilcoy-Beerwah Road will reopen!

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has asked a Question on Notice in Queensland Parliament of the Minister for Transport and Main Roads (TMR), regarding the prolonged closure of one lane at Kilcoy-Beerwah Road at Cedarton.

“Today in Parliament, I asked the Minister to provide a timeline for the reopening of two lanes of the Kilcoy-Beerwah Road at Cedarton following the closure of one lane nearly 12 months ago?” said Mr Powell.

The road was closed on March 3, 2023, when a depression in the road surface indicated a drain had failed and the land underneath had slipped following the heavy rain the area was receiving.

“I completely understand why the closure was necessary and supported the decision. What I don’t understand is why now, almost 12 months later, nothing has happened.”

There has now been just one lane open for approaching 12 months, managed by temporary traffic signals at either end to manage the flow of vehicles.

“The community is still none-the-wiser as to when repairs will begin, end and the road reopened.  They deserve better than that.”

“This is a well-travelled road and the lane closure is adding precious time to locals’ commutes.  Tourists towing caravans are also expressing frustration.”

“I appreciate when infrastructure is damaged during a natural disaster, there are negotiations between the federal and state governments regarding “disaster funding” but this is getting ridiculous.”

“I worry that if another downpour of rain hits, the road will slip further and end up costing millions more to repair than it would now.”

Mr Powell says that he will keep the community posted on the response he receives from the Minister.