JUST one week after being completed the multi-million Marx Hill upgrade on Waterfall Way has failed its first test. Last week’s rain created some huge potholes in the surface of the roadway which in turn prompted a number of emergency patch-up jobs. The road took five months to build at a cost of $5.3 million but questions must now be asked about why such an expensive piece of infrastructure couldn’t cope with around 150 millimetres of rain over three days. The road was completely funded by the State Government and built by the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Road and Fleet Services division. It last week claimed the project which involved the laying of 15,000 cubic metres of road base was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
JUST one week after being completed the multi-million Marx Hill upgrade on Waterfall Way has failed its first test. Last week’s rain created some huge potholes in the surface of the roadway which in turn prompted a number of emergency patch-up jobs. The road took five months to build at a cost of $5.3 million but questions must now be asked about why such an expensive piece of infrastructure couldn’t cope with around 150 millimetres of rain over three days. The road was completely funded by the State Government and built by the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Road and Fleet Services division. It last week claimed the project which involved the laying of 15,000 cubic metres of road base was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

$5.3m Marx Hill upgrade fails test

JUST one week after being completed the multi-million Marx Hill upgrade on Waterfall Way has failed its first test.

Last week’s rain created some huge potholes in the surface of the roadway which in turn prompted a number of emergency patch jobs.

The road took five months to build at a cost of $5.3 million but questions must now be asked about why such an expensive piece of infrastructure couldn’t cope with around 150 millimetres of rain over three days.

The road was completely funded by the State Government and built by the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Road and Fleet Services division.

It last week claimed the project which involved the laying of 15,000 cubic metres of road base was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.



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