Motorists warned of urgent repairs
MOTORISTS are being warned to drive carefully along Tallegalla Road in Marburg for the next fortnight as repair work is undertaken to fix a section of road that was flood and water-damaged.
Ipswich City Council Division 10 Councillor, David Pahlke, said driver safety was paramount while this stretch of road south of Marburg was fixed.
“The January flooding and the recent heavy rains caused erosion damage to a the road embankment near 228 Tallegalla Road,” he said.
“Priority repairs have been programmed to ensure safety not only for locals but the many truck and semi-trailer drivers that use this road.
“Tallegalla Road usually has a speed limit of 100km/h but has been reduced to 40km/h for the duration of the works.
“A one-lane operation with a ‘Give Way' control for vehicles approaching from Minden is in place and we ask drivers to be patient when travelling through this section in the coming weeks while this vital work is undertaken,” Cr Pahlke said.
City Works Committee Chairperson Councillor Trevor Nardi said the damage was from flooding and erosion to a road embankment through a gully, caused by storm water flowing over the road.
“We have had to close the road to one lane for driver safety so work can be carried out to stabilise the damaged embankment and to install erosion protection,” Cr Nardi said.
“Temporary repairs were carried out at the time of the initial damage, however, permanent repair work valued at about $50,000 will start tomorrow and is likely to take up to two weeks to complete.”