Australian highway repaired following severe flood damage
Emergency repairs have been carried out to an 80km section of Western Australia’s South Coast Highway following flooding last week.
The road link between Munglinup and Ravensthorpe has now been reconnected. Two bridges and a culvert crossing have been reinstated along with scoured road pavement and shoulders east of Ravensthorpe after severe damage caused by last week’s floods.
Main Roads Western Australia said that a section of road remains closed due to localised flooding; a 22 km detour will remain in place until the surface water is drained away.
Various other temporary speed restrictions and traffic management measures will also be in place at a number of locations that have been temporarily repaired.
Work continues to construct a temporary causeway on the western side of Ravensthorpe at the Phillips River where the traffic bridge was destroyed. A detour north of the river crossing will remain in place until the temporary causeway is constructed in three to five weeks.
Heavy loads have been temporarily banned from the Williams River Bridge in Williams on the Albany Highway until minor strengthening works are carried out later this week.
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This article was published on 22 Feb 2017 (last updated on 22 Feb 2017).