Lawrence Hargrave Drive - northern amphitheatre embankment slip
Latest News - April 2013
RMS is continuing to carry out embankment protection work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
Work to increase the height of the catch ditch by around one metre is nearing completion. This lowers the risk of rocks falling onto the road. This work is expected to be finalised by the end of April 2013, weather permitting.
Minor traffic delays may be experienced on Lawrence Hargrave Drive during the work. Through access will be maintained and pedestrian access will not be disrupted. Work hours will be 7am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Work to concrete the base of the catch ditch on the western side of the road is complete. This has reduced the amount of water that can seep into the slip area and help to further increase embankment and road stability.
This work supplements the embankment protection work completed in 2012. For more detail on this work go to What is RMS doing to manage the embankment instability? page.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
RMS is monitoring and will continue to review the impact of the current treatments on the stability of the slope.
This includes reviewing real time monitoring data and evaluating the movement within the embankment, and the water pressure level.
This information will help to guide the development of a plan for the continued management of the northern amphitheatre.
Once the current work is completed RMS plans to make some minor changes to improve safety for staff accessing the embankment slip area. This will include changes to the safety barrier and the formalisation of a staff parking bay.
Please contact Peter Hawkins, Project Manager on phone (02) 4221 2582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.