North Queensland Roadworks Update – Week starting 2nd November 2012

Transport and Main Roads (TMR) issued the following Roadworks Update for North Queensland on 2nd November 2012..  The next update will be issued about 16th November 2012.

Burdekin

Bruce Highway – Edwards Street, Ayr
Road reconstruction works

  • Reconstruction work is continuing on the Edwards Street project. Work is still on track for completion late 2012, weather permitting.
  • 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.
  • Until the project is fully complete, heavy transport vehicles under 3.5m, such as semi-trailers and B-doubles, must continue to use the Bruce Highway through the project site.
  • Final sealing and asphalting works are currently underway along the entire project site, with linemarking and other tidy up works still required.
  • Traffic controllers and speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works.

Your community engagement officer is: Steven Mac Donald

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

  • Construction work to improve road pavement, poor flood immunity and safety at the open level crossing will be commencing later this year.
  • This project is due for completion mid 2014.
  • No speed limit or heavy load restrictions at this time.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services Team for further information.

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.
  • 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

Scrubby Creek to Ollera Creek
Road reconstruction work

  • Reconstruction work between Scrubby Creek and Ollera Creek along the Bruce Highway approximately 70kms north of Townsville is due for commencement next week.
  • 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 has commenced.
  • Anticipated completed date is early December 2012, weather permitting.
  • Traffic controllers and speed restrictions are in place with delays of up to 10 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
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.
  • 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.

Please contact the Community Engagement Services team for further information.

Travelling to Cairns

Arnot Creek Bridge

  • Essential repair works have commenced on Arnot Creek Bridge, on the Bruce Highway, approximately 13km north of Ingham.
  • Work will continue to mid November 2012.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements work along the Flinders Highway between the Woodstock turnoff and Reid River are ongoing.
  • This project is due 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.

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.
  • 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
Road reconstruction works

  • Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements work along the Gregory Developmental Road, between Victoria Creek and Policeman Creek are continuing.
  • Completion date is still 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.
  • Traffic controllers and speed restrictions will continue to be in place with anticipated delays of up to 15mins.

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

Comments are closed.