80kmh speed limit will remain

ALTHOUGH there is no sign of any road work, the reduced 80kmh speed limit on the Pacific Motorway between Currumbin and Tugun will remain in place indefinitely, according to the department of Transport and Main Roads.

The speed limit was cut by 20kmh on January 9 following a landslip on the left-hand side of the road approaching the top of Hidden Valley behind John Flynn Hospital.

However, following the initial clean-up, the roadwork site has been inactive yet the signage, barriers and enforceable speed limit remain.

A spokesperson for Transport and Main Roads said that will be the case until completion of work.

“These restrictions will continue while the concrete barriers around the work site remain in place, as this changes the road conditions and narrows the space usually available to motorists,” the spokes- person said.

“Given the amount of repair work going on around the state as a result of recent natural disasters, access to specialised equipment has been affected, but the department is working hard to secure specialised equipment. When the specialised equipment has been sourced, repair works in this area will go ahead.

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