Flood Damaged Mount Mee Road Reopens to Two Lanes

19/12/2012

Mount Mee Road, which was ravaged by landslip damage in the January 2011 floods has reopened to two lanes for the first time in almost two years.

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said the mountain communities and other road users would be relieved to see the road re-opened for Christmas travel.

"We greatly appreciate the patience of all road users throughout these works," Mr Holswich said.

"It has been a huge engineering task to address the damage on this road and I congratulate the Department of Transport and Main Roads for their efforts."

"While works on the worst of the landslip sites have been completed, further reconstruction work will be carried out into early next year."

"These works may require further lane closures at a couple of sites either side of Mount Mee township and there may be requirements for traffic signals to be used for a number of weeks while the works are undertaken."

"We appreciate the ongoing cooperation of everyone who uses this road."

The Mount Mee Road reconstruction is part of a package of works in the North Coast Region with an expected total cost of $28 million.

The reconstruction works are being delivered under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, a joint federal and state initiative.

Under these arrangements the Australian Government provides 75 per cent of funding, with 25 per cent from the Queensland Government.

For more information on the reconstruction project, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au, email reconstruct_northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au, or phone 1800 459 366.