Temporary vehicle access to a Mount Martha property that was cut off after the September 12 Esplanade landslip will be available this week. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council said in a statement that work was expected to take two days to enable the access.
“From December 14, residents will see further activity with drilling of three bores near the service road above The Esplanade. The bores will obtain samples to determine the strength properties of the rock and soil and determine the depth of groundwater. These works are expected to take three days. Two further bores lower down the hillside nearer The Esplanade are also planned before Christmas. Facilitating this will likely impact traffic over two days.”
The council said revegetating the area was an important part of addressing the environmental impact of the slip and helping stabilise the slope. “To ensure successful regrowth, this will be completed after all engineering works.”
The Esplanade speed limit near the slip remains at 40km/h and the nearby service road remains closed to through traffic. However, residents can still access their properties.