CUT OFF: Earth and rubble on the Burnett Hwy following heavy rain last year. It’s likely the road will reopen in late May or early June.
CUT OFF: Earth and rubble on the Burnett Hwy following heavy rain last year. It’s likely the road will reopen in late May or early June. Allan Reinikka Rokafloodab

Burnett Hwy still closed more than a year after landslide

MORE than a year after the Burnett Hwy between Rockhampton and Mt Morgan was cut due to flood damage, commuters will have to wait a tad longer to use the road.

It may be at least until late May or early June before the road is reopened to motorists.

A Transport and Main Roads representative said crews had completed about 80% of the work needed to clear and reinforce parts of the damaged road.

The 2013 flood from ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald slammed the region and caused extensive damage to 2.7km of the Mt Morgan range road.

The representative said crews have been on-site resurfacing the road and installing 2km of new guardrail to improve safety for motorists.

"We are committed to building the range as quickly and efficiently as possible," the representative said.

Razorback Rd remains open to all motorists travelling between Mt Morgan and Rockhampton.

Motorists using Razorback Rd need to remain vigilant, drive to the conditions and obey all road signage to ensure their own and other users' safety.



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