Waterford-Tamborine Road roadworks: Redress needed, says Logan Village resident

CLOSED: A detour is in place while the Pioneer Road and Waterford-Tamborine Road intersection is closed. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough
CLOSED: A detour is in place while the Pioneer Road and Waterford-Tamborine Road intersection is closed. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

LOGAN Village resident Veronica Hampson says people impacted by roadworks at the Pioneer Road intersection should be compensated.

Dr Hampson, who wrote a thesis on assessing government performance, said residents should not have to cover the cost of extra travel.

The intersection is closed as part of a $40 million upgrade to Waterford-Tamborine Road from Logan Village to Yarrabilba.

Dr Hampson said she would have to drive an extra 380 kilometres during the closure. 

“It is unreasonable and unacceptable to expect local residents to bear some of the costs of the construction of these roadworks,” she said.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said the closure reduced the duration of roadworks by about two months. “There is no compensation for inconvenience in the delivery of vital infrastructure to improve the safety of the state-controlled road network,” the spokesperson said.

Dr Hampson said there were inconsistencies in TMR’s response to her complaints when she was told of the closure.

She said she had complained when the closure was to start in October and was told it was delayed for consultation with residents.

“I was advised my complaint was not the only one received by TMR.”

TMR’s notificaiton of the closure from November 13 says wet weather had delayed the closure.

Dr Hampson said she had raised concerns about water run-off and dirt tracking and most of these had been rectified.

The intersection should be open by the middle of December.