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North Queensland Roadworks Update – 19th October 2012

Traffic Control

Transport and Main Roads (TMR) issued the following Roadworks Update for North Queensland on 19th October 2012.  The next update will be issued about 2nd November 2012.

Burdekin

Bruce Highway – Burdekin River Bridge

  • A full road closure at the Burdekin River Bridge will be occurring between 9pm Sunday 21 October to 4am Monday 22 October 2012 (weather permitting).
  • The closure is necessary to allow essential bridge repairs and maintenance to be undertaken ensuring the safety of all motorists and workers.
  • Queensland Police Officers will be on site to assist with traffic management during this period.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Bruce Highway – Edwards Street, Ayr
Road reconstruction works

  • Reconstruction work is continuing on the Edwards Street project. Work is due to be completed late 2012.
  • Width restrictions are in place for the duration of the work and all vehicles over 3.5m wide must use the wide load detour.  Please check the Department of Transport and Main Roads (www.tmr.qld.gov.au) website for more information.
  • However, heavy transport vehicles under 3.5m, such as semi-trailers and B-doubles, must continue to use the Bruce Highway through the project site.
  • Minor project delays have resulted in the Bruce Highway access to the Ayr Cemetery remaining closed until mid October 2012.  Detour in place via Craig Street.
  • The Jones Street end of the heavy vehicle bypass is currently under construction and there will be significant lane closures and delays at this intersection.  Work is anticipated to  continue until late October 2012 (weather permitting).
  • Traffic controllers and speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works.

Your community engagement officer is: Steven Mac Donald

Townsville

Townsville Port Access Road project
Paving works at Boundary Street and Benwell Road intersection

  • Roadworks are continuing at the intersection of Benwell Road and Boundary Street as construction of the Townsville Port Access Road nears completion.
  • Single lane closure are in place on Benwell Road and Boundary Street during the day and at night to allow these works to be carried out safely.
  • Ongoing traffic changes will continue to occur over the next month.  Please continue to obey all speed restrictions and traffic controllers’ directions to enable the works to be completed as quickly as possible.

Your community engagement officer is: Kelly Stolz

Travelling to Ingham

Bruce Highway – Townsville to Ingham Resealing works

  • Resealing works along the Bruce Highway between Rollingstone and Francis Creek have commenced and it is anticipated that works will be completed within the fortnight, weather permitting.
  • Speed restrictions and single lane closures with delays of up to 15 minutes will be in place for the duration of the works.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services Team for further information.

Bruce Highway – Townsville to Ingham
Heavy Vehicle Rest Area

  • The construction of a new Heavy Vehicle Rest area near Saltwater Creek, approximately 54kms north of Townsville has commenced.
  • Anticipated completed date is early December 2012, weather permitting.
  • Speed restrictions with delays of up to 10 minutes will be in place for the duration of the works.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services Team for further information.

Hinchinbrook

Ingham – Abergowrie Road
Road reconstruction works

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements works along the Ingham – Abergowrie Road between Hamleigh Road and north west of Mortons Road will begin to increase with the aim to have works completed to beat the wet season.
  • Due to the roadworks, all excess dimension loads wider than 3.5m are to contact Ross Percival on 0409 897 782 a minimum of 24 hours prior to passing though the roadworks.
  • Speed restrictions and single lane closures with delays of up to five minutes will be in place for the duration of the works.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Ingham – Halifax – Bemerside Road
Road reconstruction works

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements preliminary work has commenced along the Ingham – Halifax – Bemerside Road in the vicinity of Catherina Creek.
  • Work will continue until late February 2013, weather permitting.
  • Due to the roadworks, all excess dimension loads wider than 3.5m are to contact Greg Munro on 0439 898 827 a minimum of 24 hours prior to passing though the roadworks.
  • Speed restrictions and single lane closures with delays of up to five minutes will be in place for the duration of the works.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Halifax – Lucinda Point Road
Road reconstruction works

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements work is due to commence mid November 2012 along the Halifax – Lucinda Point Road in the vicinity of Gentle Annie Creek Bridge and Dungeness Creek.
  • Work will continue until late February 2013, weather permitting.
  • Due to the roadworks, all excess dimension loads wider than 3.5m are to contact Greg Munro on 0439 898 827 a minimum of 24 hours prior to passing though the roadworks.
  • Speed restrictions and single lane closures with delays of up to five minutes will be in place for the duration of the works.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Travelling to Cairns

Cardwell Range Realignment

  • The Cardwell Range Realignment project involves realigning the Bruce Highway through the Cardwell Range to improve safety and traffic flow.
  • Single lane closure with delays of up to 15mins can be expected on the Bruce Highway through the Cardwell Range for the rest of 2012 and into 2013.
  • Road restrictions are in place for this project, therefore all loads wider than 4m are required to contact Adrian Van-Arendonk or his delegate on 0410 463 065 a minimum of 48 hours prior to passing through this section of road.  The Cardwell Range Alliance reserves the right to delay any vehicle not complying with the above condition.

Your community engagement officer is: David Wosner

Travelling to and from Charters Towers

Stuart Drive, Wulguru
McCahill Street intersection works

  • Roadworks are continuing on Stuart Drive, near the intersection of McCahill Street in Wulguru, to improve visibility for motorists.
  • For the safety of motorists and workers, a single lane closure is in place, just south of McCahill Street.
  • Traffic controllers will be on site during the day and will assist pedestrians crossing Stuart Drive at this location.
  • Speed restrictions will also be in place on Stuart Drive, between Lowe Street and Dunk Street for the duration of the works.
  • Works will continue until early December 2012 (weather permitting).

Your community engagement services officer is: Kelly Stolz

Flinders Highway (Townsville-Charters Towers)
Road reconstruction works – Reid River

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements work along the Flinders Highway in the vicinity of the Reid River are currently on hold.
  • Work is expected to recommence in the new year.
  • Once works recommence, excess dimension loads restrictions and speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Flinders Highway – Charters Towers to Hughenden
Pavement investigation works

  • Pavement investigation works have commenced along the Flinders Highway between Risdale Road and Alpha Creek.
  • The work will be carried out in sections and will continue until Christmas; weather permitting.
  • All Excess dimension loads wider than 3.5m shall contact Ben Stewart on 0427 149 714 159 920 prior to passing through the roadworks, with notice to be provided a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
  • Traffic signals / controllers and speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works and delays of up to 15mins can be expected.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Belyando to Charters Towers
Road reconstruction works

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements work is currently in progress along the Gregory Developmental Road, between Victoria Creek and Policeman Creek.
  • The work will be carried out in sections and will continue until mid next year; weather permitting.
  • All Excess dimension loads wider than 3.5m shall contact Steve Hughes on 0407 159 920 prior to passing through the roadworks, with notice to be provided a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
  • Traffic controllers and speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works and delays of up to 15mins can be expected.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Planning your trips

Please plan for extra travel time between Home Hill -Townsville, and Townsville – Cardwell Range.

All roadwork schedules and timelines are weather permitting and are subject to change.

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and drive to the conditions of the road. This will allow work crews to complete their work quickly and safely.

For more information about these works, please contact your community engagement officer.
Freecall: 1800 625 648*
or email

For up-to-date information on traffic disruptions, please phone 13 19 40
or visit www.131940.qld.gov.au

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