Australia A stretch of road on the outskirts of Australia’s capital has become a strange scientific mystery. After being shaken and destroyed by “unexplained underground movements”, Highway B4069 has been closed since 17 February.
Despite being banned, some drivers stepped onto the highway and found a desolate landscape.
Destroyed asphalt and huge cracks were some of the problems recorded. According to preliminary reports from officials in the Australian capital, Canberra, the cost of repairing the damage could reach A$6.93 million (AUS$1.85 million).
While studies are still revealing the extent of the destruction, experts are trying to figure out what kind of geological event caused the devastating wave.
The SWNS news agency also reported that the problem began in 2021, but has increased in intensity since last January.
“There is a lot of damage to the roads, it may take up to 12 months” [para consertar], This is not something that can be resolved in a few days or weeks,” Mark McClelland, the area’s management consultant, told BBC radio.
They toured the road and found that the damage appeared to be caused by an earthquake, although nothing of the sort was found.
There is a fear that the movement will spoil and cause landslides or the appearance of potholes.