SUPPLIED | TMR
ONE eastbound lane of the Toowoomba Bypass will be opened to traffic today, Friday February 3, the department of Traffic and Main Roads has said in a statement.
Nexus Infrastructure, Operations and Maintenance team will reopen the single lane by 2pm for all eastbound motorists.
The relief for motorists comes three months after the bypass was closed to repair damage caused by heavy rainfall.
Nexus Infrastructure CEO James Thewlis said works had progressed well and we are all pleased to be opening this lane ahead of schedule.
“With the initial stabilisation works complete, we are now able to confidently reopen an eastbound lane for motorists,” Thewlis said.
“Works will continue on the cutting repair but this closure and stabilisation work will allow us to re-construct the cutting while maintaining traffic flows on the Bypass.
“We thank the community and motorists for their patience during this time while these essential works were carried out, Mr Thewlis said.
“One lane will remain closed for the duration of the reconstruction works but this is unlikely to impact on travel times.”
“Safety is always at the top of our priority list and we ask motorists to be aware the works and follow the signage as directed for their safety and the safety of others.”
Motorists can expect the lane to be opened from 2pm Friday afternoon with a 40km/hour speed limit when moving through this section of the Bypass.
Containers have been setup in this area as a barrier between ongoing works and motorists and geotechnical monitoring of the cutting will continue.
“The design of the cutting is underway and once completed we will be able to confirm when we expect the work to be completed. Construction updates will continue to be provided to the community as the cutting repair works progress,” the statement said.
For up-to-date information on traffic and road closures, please visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au