Traffic Disruptions and Road Closures



TypeLocationBeginsEnds
Temporary Road Closure Burnett Traffic Bridge 29 Jan 2017 - 8:00pm 18 Mar 2017 - 5:00am

Burnett Traffic Bridge Rehabilitation Works

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised of upcoming closures of the Burnett Traffic Bridge.  The temporary closures form part of ongoing works to rehabilitate the bridge.

Night-time closures have been scheduled:

• From Sunday 29 January to Friday 17 March 2017 between 8 pm and 5 am – no work will be undertaken on Friday or Saturday nights.

Daytime closures have been scheduled for:

• Sunday 12 February between 6 am and 4 pm;
• Sunday 26 February between 6 am and 4 pm;
• Sunday 26 March between 6 am and 4 pm.

While the bridge is temporarily closed, a signed detour will be in place via the Tallon Bridge to assist non-local motorists with the changed conditions.  Pedestrian access across the bridge will remain available while the works are underway.

TMR appreciates your patience and cooperation while these works are underway.

If you have any queries or would like further information, please email the communications team in Bundaberg at bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 728 390 during business hours.

Temporary Road Closure Targo Street, Walkervale 17 Jan 2017 - 7:00am 31 Jan 2017 - 5:00pm
Road and Boat Ramp Closures Burnett River Traffic Bridge - Perry Street and Quay Street Intersections 31 Dec 2016 - 6:00pm 1 Jan 2017 - 1:30am
Traffic Disruption FE Walker Street - Bundaberg-Port Road 9 Dec 2016 - 3:45pm 31 Mar 2017 - 11:45pm
Traffic Disruption Barolin Street - Goodwood Road 9 Dec 2016 - 3:30pm 16 Dec 2016 - 11:30pm
- Harvesting Good Night Scrub State Forest 24 Nov 2016 - 6:00am 31 Dec 2017 - 5:00pm
Traffic Disruption Winfield Road, Winfield 14 Nov 2016 - 6:00am 20 Jan 2017 - 5:00pm
Bridge Closure Monduran Road Bridge, Kolan River 13 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm 30 Jun 2017 - 5:00pm
TypeLocationBeginsEnds
Temporary Road Closure Burnett Traffic Bridge 29 Jan 2017 - 8:00pm 18 Mar 2017 - 5:00am
Temporary Road Closure Targo Street, Walkervale 17 Jan 2017 - 7:00am 31 Jan 2017 - 5:00pm
Road and Boat Ramp Closures Burnett River Traffic Bridge - Perry Street and Quay Street Intersections 31 Dec 2016 - 6:00pm 1 Jan 2017 - 1:30am
Traffic Disruption FE Walker Street - Bundaberg-Port Road 9 Dec 2016 - 3:45pm 31 Mar 2017 - 11:45pm
Traffic Disruption Barolin Street - Goodwood Road 9 Dec 2016 - 3:30pm 16 Dec 2016 - 11:30pm
- Harvesting Good Night Scrub State Forest 24 Nov 2016 - 6:00am 31 Dec 2017 - 5:00pm
Traffic Disruption Winfield Road, Winfield 14 Nov 2016 - 6:00am 20 Jan 2017 - 5:00pm
Bridge Closure Monduran Road Bridge, Kolan River 13 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm 30 Jun 2017 - 5:00pm


Driving To Local Conditions

This storm season, residents are being reminded of the dangers of driving in wet conditions and are asked to exercise caution when driving in adverse weather.

Storms can cause flash flooding across the region and impact on local roads. Flash flooding often occurs after intense bursts of rainfall, often from thunderstorms, over a short period of time.

Creeks, drains, roads and other watercourses can become inundated very quickly, sometimes in a matter of minutes. Flash floods are common in Australia and due to the speed in which they occur, can be extremely dangerous.

While every effort is made to advise residents of water over local roads, the speed at which flash flooding occurs, and often just as quickly subsides, makes it extremely difficult for Council to get to every site in time to erect warning signage and remove signage in a timely manner.

Council, in partnership with police and emergency response groups, is reinforcing the message: “If it’s flooded forget it.” Motorists should only drive when it is safe to do so and if approaching creek crossings, depth markers should be observed.

Information about local controlled roads regarding temporary closures and flooded road conditions is regularly updated above during weather events. The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads closes state controlled roads and motorists can refer to their website at 131940.qld.gov.au for the current status of main roads in the area.

Residents are asked to report cases of water over the road by phoning Council on 1300 883 699. While updates are issued through Council’s social media sites, including Facebook, these sites are only monitored during work hours.

 

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