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DTMR - Mount Spec Road Update

7th August 2019

Please see below update from the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding Mount Spec Road. 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is reconnecting communities and supporting regional economic recovery after the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough.
Eligible reconstruction works are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Works to stabilise nine separate sites on Mount Spec Road are now complete. Previous updates have confirmed that a coloured concrete was applied to one slope for erosion protection.

Hydromulch application

The application of hydromulch to the remaining slopes was completed on Wednesday 31 July 2019. The hydromulch, which includes sterile annual grass seed and fern spores native to the local area, was applied over the jute mesh previously lain on these slopes.
Given time, the hydromulch will revegetate, making the slopes appear similar to the rest of Mount Spec Road in future.
As advised to the community prior to the works occurring, the application of hydromulch required short single-lane closures for safety. We would like to thank the community for their patience during these closures.

Future works

Now that the critical slope stabilisation and rehabilitation works have been completed on Mount Spec Road, departmental engineers have commenced inspections to determine any additional works required to provide the safest conditions for road users.
Initial inspections have determined that an additional two slopes require stabilisation. Further inspections are planned and may identify further remediation works required. We will update the community on the outcome of these inspections and planned remediation works as these are scheduled.

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