Mess: Work begins on the landslip on Tugun Bypass.
Mess: Work begins on the landslip on Tugun Bypass. John Gass

Work begins on landslip road mess

A LANDSLIP on the Tugun Bypass which occurred on Friday is still holding up traffic, and the Department of Main Roads is unable to predict when the debris will be cleared.

“Our work will be much easier when the rain stops, but we do have workers with an excavator on site today,” a department spokesperson said.

After three days of geotechnical assessment, an excavator was put to work at 2pm yesterday to begin clearing the mess one kilometre south of the Stewart Road interchange.

Traffic has been reduced to 40km per hour and the outer southbound lane is closed indefinitely for safety reasons.

Southbound traffic has been advised to use the Gold Coast Highway to avoid delays.

Northbound traffic should remain unaffected.

Motorists can call 13 19 40 or visit www.myroadinfo.com.au for traffic information.



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