Landslip work ongoing

WORK is continuing to fix the landslip at Shutehaven but it is still not expected to be finished until February.

Whitsunday Regional Council advised this week that the project was 50 per cent completed with the uphill batter cut, the rock catch fence posts in place and new water and sewer pipes installed.

Works started this week on the retaining structure.

Council has advised that in order to complete the retaining structure before Christmas, the contractor would be required to work longer hours and would be on site from 6am to 6pm.

The landslip happened in Februaruy this year follwing a period of heavy rains.

Council’s Chief Executive Officer, John Finlay, said road works would be completed in the New Year.

He said the project was planned to be finalised by mid February.

"The original construction period has been extended due to several geotechnical issues associated with the retaining structure requiring a re-visit to the design," he said.

A single lane will remain in operation over the Christmas period with the current load limit of the road to be upgraded upon completion of the retaining structure.


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