August 18, 2022

Riders of Brisbane hinterland’s motorcycling Mecca that’s Mt Wonderful ought to concentrate on upcoming roadworks that would delay their trip on the twisting tarmac.

The Division of Transport and Predominant Roads (TMR) accomplished upgrades alongside the seven-kilometre part of Samford-Mount Wonderful Highway between Dawson Creek Highway and Mount Wonderful Highway in April final yr.

Now they’re about to start stage two development.

TMR says investigated the complete size of the highway, between Samford-Mount Wonderful Highway at Mount Nebo and Wivenhoe-Somerset Highway at Dundas, and prioritised “identified and potential crash places for security therapies”. 

Key works will embrace:

Hopefully they’ve improved the tar surfaces because the final works left so much to be desired with melting tar inflicting main slippage points for riders, in line with the Motorbike Advocacy Group Fb web page.

(Photoshopped signal for irony!)

 

TMR informed us again then that highway spray seals require time to settle and “given its newness, the Samford-Mount Wonderful Highway seal is performing inside our normal limits”.

We will see.

I additionally hope the velocity limits aren’t dropped as they have been after the roadworks on the “bus cease” part north of Mt Nebo just a few years again to a ridiculous 40km/h!

That is what riders can anticipate when works begin shortly:

  • majority of works can be undertaken between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday;
  • occasional weekend works could also be required between 6am and 6pm;
  • works are anticipated to take roughly six months to finish, climate and development circumstances allowing;
  • a few of the works will must be undertaken in hotter climate and may solely be carried out after different enhancements are accomplished. Relying on challenge progress, TMR could have to return to the realm later within the yr to complete these actions in heat circumstances;
  • momentary lane closures, lowered velocity limits, development signage and visitors management measures can be in place throughout development;
  • variable messaging signage can be in place on the approaches to the work web site;
  • motorists could expertise minor delays and are inspired to drive to the modified visitors circumstances, obeying signage, lowered velocity limits and visitors controller instructions always;
  • because of the nature of the works, there could also be some intermittent property entry restrictions and modifications to entry inside the work zone. TMR will present advance discover of any entry restrictions and visitors controllers can be onsite to help as required;
  • noise, vibration and potential mud from development actions and equipment will be anticipated;
  • reversing beepers and flashing lights are a security requirement and can be used throughout working hours; and
  • emergency automobiles can be given precedence entry by the work web site..
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“Each effort can be made to maintain disruptions and noise to a minimal whereas the works are undertaken,” TMR says.

For extra particulars in regards to the challenge please go to www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search ‘Mount Wonderful Highway and Samford-Mount Wonderful Highway, enhance security’.