Beechmont Road landslip repairs now complete

Transport and Main Roads has now completed repairs on all 23 landslips along Beechmont Road.

These landslips occurred as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017.

The 23 landslips (10 major and 13 minor) were located in a 16-kilometre section of Beechmont Road between the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection and Lower Beechmont. Although difficult ground conditions delayed the completion of these works, the project’s engineers and onsite team have successfully constructed the new pile and capping beam wall, secured with more than 20 ground anchors which extend 24m into hard rock.

The installation of guard rails, demobilisation of the site office on Bottletree Lane and the removal of traffic control will be completed in early March. We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important restoration works.

Some interesting project statistics include:

• Construction ran from April 2018 to March 2019
• More than 700 soil nails were installed
• The total drilling length of all soil nails was almost 5km
• 85 staff worked on the project throughout construction.