North Queensland Roadworks Update – Two Weeks from 14th December 2012

Transport and Main Roads (TMR) issued the following Roadworks Update for North Queensland on 14th December 2012.

The next update will be issued about 28th December 2012.

Burdekin

Bruce Highway – North of Brandon
Sandy Corner to Collinson’s Lagoon

  • Even though Christmas is upon us, the Sandy Corner to Collinson’s Lagoon project team is moving forward with the reconstruction of the Bruce Highway north of Brandon.
  • This $50m project is due for completion mid 2014.
  • No speed limit or heavy load restrictions have been imposed at this time however we ask that motorists travel through the project with care as work crews and machinery will be in the area.

Your community engagement officer is: Steven Mac Donald

Townsville to Ingham

Scrubby Creek to Ollera Creek
Road reconstruction work

  • Reconstruction work at Scrubby Creek and Ollera Creek project along the Bruce Highway approximately 70kms north of Townsville will close down for Christmas period from 21 December 2012 and recommence on 7 January 2012
  • Width restrictions are in place for this project, therefore all loads wider than 3.5m are required to contact Emad Tadros on 0477 710 945 a minimum of 48 hours prior to passing through this section of road
  • Traffic controllers and speed restrictions will also be in place for the duration of the works and delays of up to 10mins can be expected.  Traffic signals will be in operation after hours
  • The project is still on target for an early February 2013 completion, weather permitting

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 Christmas Creek, approximately 50kms north of Townsville will be completed before Christmas, weather permitting
  • Until completion, traffic controllers and speed restrictions will remain in place with delays of up to 15 minutes.  Traffic signals will also remain in operation after hours

Please contact the Community Engagement Services Team for further information.

Hinchinbrook

Ingham – Halifax – Bemerside Road
Operation Queenslander – Reconstruction works

  • It is anticipated that works along the – Halifax – Bemerside Road in the vicinity of Catherina Creek will be completed prior to Christmas, approximately one month ahead of schedule.
  • Excess dimension loads wider than 3.5m will require 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
Operation Queensland – Reconstruction works

  • Work along the Halifax – Lucinda Point Road is nearing completion with only about 1.5km of work remaining south of Gentle Annie Creek Bridge.
  • Christmas closedown for this project is between 21 December 2012 with work recommencing on 7 January 2012 and an anticipated completion date of late February 2013, weather permitting
  • 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

Arnot Creek Bridge

  • The Arnot Creek bridge is now open to two lanes of traffic, however a 60km/hr speed limit over the bridge applies.
  • Work to repair the Arnott Creek bridge, approximately 13km north of Ingham, is expected to recommence in the new year.
  • Motorists have been advised to observe and obey all signage when travelling through this site

Your community engagement officer is: Steven Mac Donald

Cardwell Range Realignment

  • The Cardwell Range Realignment project involves realigning the Bruce Highway through the Cardwell Range to improve safety and traffic flow
  • The project will closedown for the Christmas break between late December 2012 and recommence February 2013
  • Single lane closure with delays of up to 15mins can still be expected as other work progresses
  • 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)
Operation Queenslander – Reconstruction works

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements work along the Flinders Highway between the Woodstock turnoff and Reid River have been suspended and will recommence in April.
  • Completion date for this project is anticipated for July 2013, weather permitting.
  • Excess dimension loads restrictions, speed restrictions and traffic controllers will be in place for the duration of the works.  Delays of up to 10mins can be expected

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Belyando to Charters Towers
Operation Queenslander – Reconstruction works

  • The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements work along the Gregory Developmental Road, between Victoria Creek and Policeman Creek has closedown for the Christmas break
  • The project is expected to return to work mid to late January 2012 with a completion date anticipated for mid next year; weather permitting
  • All Excess dimension loads wider than 3.5m shall contact Brett Harding on 0407 646 538 prior to passing through the roadworks, with notice to be provided a minimum of 24 hours in advance

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

*free call from anywhere in Australia.  Call charges apply for calls from mobile phones and payphones

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