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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will commence slope stabilisation works on the Captain Cook Highway at two locations south of Oak Beach from mid-October 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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, and 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 between 9 am and 6 pm. Several intermittent, full closures will be required at times to carry out drilling, vegetation removal, and to move machinery.

Road users should expect delays of up to 20 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) will be 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 late-November 2022, pending construction and weather conditions.

If you require further information about these works, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 07 3066 7060.


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