The access to Fairbairn Dam from the Gregory Highway, Fairbairn Dam Road, will be closed from Monday 12 February for four weeks, as planned rehabilitation works commence.
The $450,000 project includes reconstructing and overlaying the first 1.8 kilometres of the road from the Gregory Highway.
The project consists of two stages and the road will only be closed during the first stage. The second stage will be completed under traffic control and is estimated to take until early April.
Manager Infrastructure Jason Hoolihan said the works are a welcome improvement to the access road of one of the Central Highlands’ popular landmarks, the Fairbairn Dam, and closing the road increases work efficiency.
‘Because access to the dam is still possible from the Capricorn Highway via Selma Road, the closure is a simple method that allows crews to complete the work quicker and safer,’ he said.
‘While there may be some delays during the second stage of works under traffic control, we aim to keep these to a minimum and ask motorists to be patient and drive safely around roadworks.’
Private access roads are not expected to be affected, however some local residents may have to detour via Selma Road for the duration of the closure.
For further information contact Central Highlands Regional Council on 1300 242 686