Riders of Brisbane hinterland’s motorcycling Mecca that is Mt Glorious should be aware of upcoming roadworks that could delay their ride on the twisting tarmac.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) completed upgrades along the seven-kilometre section of Samford-Mount Glorious Road between Dawson Creek Road and Mount Glorious Road in April last year.
Now they are about to begin stage two construction.
TMR says investigated the full length of the road, between Samford-Mount Glorious Road at Mount Nebo and Wivenhoe-Somerset Road at Dundas, and prioritised “known and potential crash locations for safety treatments”.
Key works will include:
linemarking and signage improvements, including additional road safety and wildlife signs;
safety barrier upgrades with motorcyclist protection rail; and
selective vegetation removal to improve sight lines.
Mt Glorious planned works
Hopefully they have improved the tar surfaces as the last works left a lot to be desired with melting tar causing major slippage issues for riders, according to the Motorcycle Advocacy Group Facebook page.
(Photoshopped sign for irony!)
TMR told us back then that road spray seals require time to settle and “given its newness, the Samford-Mount Glorious Road seal is performing within our standard limits”.
We shall see.
I also hope the speed limits aren’t dropped as they were after the roadworks on the “bus stop” section north of Mt Nebo a few years back to a ridiculous 40km/h!
This is what riders can expect when works start shortly:
majority of works will be undertaken between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday;
occasional weekend works may be required between 6am and 6pm;
works are anticipated to take approximately six months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting;
some of the works will need to be undertaken in warmer weather and can only be carried out after other improvements are completed. Depending on project progress, TMR may need to return to the area later in the year to finish these activities in warm conditions;
temporary lane closures, reduced speed limits, construction signage and traffic control measures will be in place during construction;
variable messaging signage will be in place at the approaches to the work site;
motorists may experience minor delays and are encouraged to drive to the changed traffic conditions, obeying signage, reduced speed limits and traffic controller directions at all times;
due to the nature of the works, there may be some intermittent property access restrictions and modifications to access within the work zone. TMR will provide advance notice of any access restrictions and traffic controllers will be onsite to assist as required;
noise, vibration and possible dust from construction activities and machinery can be expected;
reversing beepers and flashing lights are a safety requirement and will be used during working hours; and
emergency vehicles will be given priority access through the work site..
“Every effort will be made to keep disruptions and noise to a minimum while the works are undertaken,” TMR says.
For more details about the project please visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search ‘Mount Glorious Road and Samford-Mount Glorious Road, improve safety’.