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Independent engineering firm Aurecon to conduct South Road overpass review

23 January 2017

The State Government will appoint national and international consulting engineering firm Aurecon to complete a thorough and comprehensive external review of the South Road overpass.

The review will identify the cause of the issues associated with the movement of the pedestrian and cycling pathway over South Road at Glandore.

Aurecon has a range of bridge specialists, none of whom were involved in the original design or construction of the structure.The report will be made publically available.

The State Government will also appoint external resources to assist our department to review other bridges across the State.

As indicated last Thursday, the Government is open to the possibility of providing compensation to businesses impacted by the closure of South Road.

The Small Business Commissioner is requesting preliminary details of the claimed losses from affected businesses.

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner will analyse each claim and prepare advice on whether ex-gratia payments should be considered by the State Government.

Where an affected small business can demonstrate immediate hardship, these cases will be fast tracked by the Small Business Commissioner and his staff.

Bike traffic on the Mike Turtur Bikeway will be detoured to Pleasant Avenue at the Winifred Avenue/Beckman Street level crossing to cross South Road at the Black Forest Primary School pedestrian crossing.

The detour then follows the eastern South Road footpath to Aroha Terrace to re-join the bikeway on Norman Terrace.

Extra signage will be located at strategic locations along the Mike Turtur Bikeway to notify users of the detour.

Cyclists can visit the Cycle Instead Journey Planner at This is an online tool that helps plan your cycling and walking journey and will include all detour information.

We apologise to Mike Turtur Bikeway users for this inconvenience and thank them for their patience and understanding whilst we work to deliver a permanent fix.