Work being done on the Landslip on the M1 near John Flynn Hospital.
Work being done on the Landslip on the M1 near John Flynn Hospital. John Gass

Works on Tugun Bypass slip on track for August finish

WORK on the landslip on the south bound lane of the Tugun Bypass, near John Flynn Hospital, is close to completion and weather permitting it will be finished in early August.

"The landslip occurred in early 2011 and was 17m high and 35m wide," a Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said

"It damaged all vegetation on the slope as well as a fauna fence along the concrete barrier on the motorway."

With more than 50 soil nails inserted to stabilise the slop and concrete over the upper section, the works will reduce the risk of future road closures due to loose debris falling onto the motorway.

Also drainage has been installed around the top to take water away from the slip face.

On Sunday, July 28, site and weather conditions permitting, the concrete barriers on the hard shoulder south of the Stewart Road on ramp will be removed.

Temporary speed restrictions will be in place during this work.

Remaining works include reinstatement of the footpath and grassed area at the top of the landslip.



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