North Queensland Roadworks Update – Two Weeks from 30th November 2012

Transport and Main Roads (TMR) issued the following Roadworks Update for North Queensland on 30th November 2012.

The next update will be issued about 14th December 2012.

Townsville

Townsville Port Access Road project

  • At 5.00pm Monday 26 November 2012 the Southern Port Road was opened to traffic
  • The road which is also known as Ron McLean Drive, will provide a direct route into the Port of Townsville for heavy vehicles from the south and west
  • This heavy vehicle route, will allow multi-combination trucks and roadtrains to access the port 24 hours a day, seven days a week without the need for permits
  • More information about the load and width restrictions is available on the department’s website (www.tmr.qld.gov.au)

Your community engagement officer is: Kelly Stolz

Burdekin

Bruce Highway – Edwards Street, Ayr
Road reconstruction works

  • Although the majority of the construction work for the Edward Street project is complete, motorists are asked to remain cautious as some workers are still on site to finalise landscaping and other minor work
  • Width restrictions for travel through the Burdekin have been removed, detours through Clare and Ayr are no longer in place

Your community engagement officer is: Steven Mac Donald

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

  • Preliminary works have commence for the Sandy Corner to Collinsons Lagoon project.  The project will provide a cane-rail overpass and southbound overtaking lane
  • Completion date for this new project is anticipated before the end of 2014

Your community engagement officer is: Steven Mac Donald

Travelling to Ingham

Scrubby Creek to Ollera Creek
Road reconstruction work

  • Reconstruction work is continuing between Scrubby Creek and Ollera Creek along the Bruce Highway approximately 70kms north of Townsville has commenced
  • Work will continue until early February 2013, weather permitting
  • Width restrictions are in place for this project, therefore all loads wider than 3.5m are required to contact Emad Beshara 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

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 is now well underway
  • Project is still on track for an early December 2012 completion date, weather permitting
  • Traffic controllers and speed restrictions are in place with delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected.  Traffic signals will be in operation after hours

Please contact the Community Engagement Services Team for further information.

Hinchinbrook

Ingham – Abergowrie Road
Operation Queenslander – Reconstruction works

  • Reconstruction work along the Ingham – Abergowrie Road between Hamleigh Road and north west of Mortons Road are well underway
  • An anticipated completion date of 21 December 2012 is still expected (weather permitting)
  • 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
Operation Queenslander – Reconstruction works

  • Full reconstruction work along the Ingham – Halifax – Bemerside Road in the vicinity of Catherina Creek is expected to commence next week and 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
Operation Queensland – Reconstruction works

  • Reconstruction work has commenced 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
  • Once roadworks commence, 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
  • Operation Queenslander is powering on and our focus is on delivering critical local infrastructure across our state

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Travelling to Cairns

Arnot Creek Bridge

  • Essential repair work have commenced on Arnot Creek Bridge, on the Bruce Highway, approximately 13km north of Ingham
  • Due to some unforseen technical challenges with the replacement of the transverse bars, crews are working closely with engineers to progress the repairs
  • The speed limit has been reduced to 20km/hr and temporary lane closures are in place
  • Traffic controllers and signage is also in place and motorists may experience up to 10mins delays

Cardwell Range Realignment

  • The Cardwell Range Realignment project involves realigning the Bruce Highway through the Cardwell Range to improve safety and traffic flow
  • The new highway on the northern side of the range is open to traffic.  This includes the new overpass over the North Coast Railway Line at Rungoo
  • 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 is continuing at a steady pace along the Flinders Highway between the Woodstock turnoff and Reid River and are on track for completion in the new year, 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.

Gregory Development Road (Charters Towers to Lynd)
Pavement investigation works

  • Pavement investigation works have commenced along the Gregory Developmental Road between Stockyard Creek floodway and Paddy’s Creek Bridge
  • The work will be carried out in three sections and will continue until early December 2012; weather permitting
  • 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.

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.

Various Locations

Reseal works along the Flinders Highway and Gregory Developmental Road are complete.  Two more reseal works as listed below and now well underway with anticipated completion date of early December 2012; weather permitting.  Please allow extra travelling time and drive to the conditions of the road.

Woodstock – Giru Road

  • Flinders Highway to Serpentine Lagoon

Burdekin Falls Dam Road

  • Flinders Highway to Little Oaky Creek and;
  • Kirk River to Deadman Creek

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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