Wallace tells motorists to 'dob in a pothole'


As work continues on fixing Queensland roads, motorists are being told to "dob in a pothole"

By Brad Gardner | April 7, 2011

As work continues on fixing Queensland roads battered by floods, Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace has told motorists to "dob in a pothole".

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Wallace urged motorists who spot potholes to contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads to get them fixed.

He says emergency crews are already working across the state to repair an estimated 10,000 potholes

"We want road users to dob in a pothole to ensure that no pothole escapes the asphalt of our repair crews," Wallace says.

"Where potholes are not on state government roads, our staff will refer these potholes to local councils, while we will look after Commonwealth repair work."

Wallace says recently repaired potholes have again been damaged by more rain and flooding, hindering efforts to get traffic moving and repair the road network.

"On many of our roads, speeds have been cut to reduce the danger to vehicles from potholes. Many longer term repairs cannot be done until we fix existing potholes," he says.

"I ask for road users to call Main Roads on 131940, listen to the prompts to report any potholes which they encounter."

Wallace says extensive repair works are being carried out in the far north of Queensland, the Fitzroy, Mackay, central west and the Sunshine Coast.

"On the Warrego Highway, around 100,000 tonnes of heavy asphalt patching has been done between Withcott and the Brisbane Valley Highway," he says.

Motorists can contact Wallace on 07 3896 3691 or by email


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