Wet weather has caused minor delays to the Banora Point highway upgrade project.
Wet weather has caused minor delays to the Banora Point highway upgrade project. Blainey Woodham

Roadwork still on time

RECENT wet weather has caused minor delays to the Banora Point Highway Upgrade.

A Roads and Traffic Authority spokesman yesterday said yesterday that although there had been some delay, the project was still on track for completion by the end of 2012.

“The project has experienced minor delays over the past few days due to wet weather,” the spokesman said.

“While more rain would cause some delay to the work, the RTA’s project plan accommodates average rainfall.

“The project is running to schedule and the site is holding up very well despite recent bad weather.”

The next major milestone will be the opening of the Laura Street bridge, expected to be completed by April.

“Work in this area is continuing and motorists are reminded the right turn into Laura Street from the eastern link road is now permanently closed,” the spokesman said.

Motorists are also reminded to look out for heavy vehicles operating in the area, particularly near Short St and Pioneer Pde.

The Tweed area is predicted to stay overcast for at least the next 24 hours, with the possibility of further rain.

KEY DATES 2011

April – Laura St bridge

September – central valley viaduct is completed

October – Sexton Hill land bridge

December – Opening of southbound carriageway

“The project experienced minor delays due to weather.”



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