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Transport and Main Roads has now completed 22 of the 23 landslips under repair along Beechmont Road.
The one remaining site, the largest of the 23 landslips, located between Mirani Street and Tarlington Road, is still under repair.
Difficult ground conditions at that landslip site have delayed the completion of these works. The project’s engineers and onsite team have been working hard to successfully install 21 anchors through the new pile wall and into hard rock.
The anchors are 21 metres long and extend at an angle 15 metres into the earth under the road and a further 6 metres into rock. This process anchors the pile wall in the opposite direction to the landslip.
With the ground conditions proving difficult, the anchors have had to be drilled and re-drilled until the required seal is achieved.
Based on the current schedule, the final landslip repair is now expected to be complete in February 2019.
The project’s work hours are 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The project will close for the Festive Season at 6pm on Friday 21 December and will return for 2019 at 6am on Monday 7 January.
The remaining site will be tidied as much as possible before the holiday break, however the construction zone will remain in place with mobile traffic signals directing traffic one way at a time past the work area.
Due to the delay with completing this final landslip repair, the project’s site facilities in Bottletree Lane will remain in place until all repairs are complete in 2019.
The project apologises for this unavoidable delay – this is the unpredictable nature of landslip repair works.
We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important restoration works.
To receive construction updates, please register:
Phone: 1800 227 561 (during work hours)
and search for South Coast Reconstruction Program