The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advises work will continue on the Captain Cook Highway south of Oak Beach from Friday 13 January 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting. Additional works were identified during the stabilisation works in December 2022 which has extended the scope and completion date of the project.
This project will improve safety for road users by reinforcing the slopes, reducing the risk of rocks falling onto the road surface, and mitigating the effects of embankment erosion at this location. The works will involve removing rocks and debris, rock bolting, installation of netting.
For the safety of workers and road users, there will be changed traffic conditions while the works are carried out. Temporary speed limit reductions will be in place and single lane operation under coordination of traffic controllers.
Crews will be onsite Mondays to Saturdays between 6 am and 6 pm. Several intermittent, full closures will be required at times after 9 am to carry out drilling, vegetation removal, and to move machinery. Road users should expect delays of up to twenty minutes during this time and should plan their journey accordingly. The contractor will monitor queuing lengths and allow traffic through as soon as it is safe.
Variable Message Signs (VMS) are in place on the approaches to the work site to ensure motorists are aware of the changed traffic conditions. Changes in dates due to poor weather will be posted on the VMS.
The project is expected to be completed by early February 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.
If you require further information about these works, please contact the department by telephone on 4045 7144 or via email to email@example.com.