Traffic Disruptions and Road Closures



TypeLocationBeginsEnds
Temporary Road Closure Churchill Street, Childers 31 Jul 2016 - 5:30am 31 Jul 2016 - 5:30pm

A section of Churchill Street will be closed on Sunday 31 July for the staging of the 2016 Childers Festival.  The road closure times are 5.30 am to 5.30 pm during which the traffic will be diverted as follows:

Southbound - via Broadhurst, Macrossan and Stewart Streets.  Northbound - via Taylor Street, Thompson Road and Broadhurst Street.

Additional Closures:

  • Bruce Highway and Churchill Street Service Lanes;
  • Crescent Street Parking area;
  • Crescent Street;
  • A section of Lord Street.

Bundaberg Regional Council apologises for any inconvenience.  Please direct any enquiries in relation to this matter to Festival Coordinator, Mr Perry Bacon on     0427 080 407.

- Daytime Working Hours Moore Street, Elliott Heads (between Welch Street & the Esplanade) 25 Jul 2016 - 6:30am 5 Aug 2016 - 5:00pm
- Road Opening Bargara - Hughes Road Extension 22 Jul 2016 - 5:00pm 31 Jul 2019 - 11:45pm
Temporary Road Closure Martins Road, Gooburrum 19 Jul 2016 - 7:00am 12 Aug 2016 - 5:00pm
Temporary Road Closure Presslers Road, Rubyanna 29 Jun 2016 - 3:30pm 15 Aug 2016 - 3:30pm
Temporary Road Closure Thomas Thomsen Drive, Thabeban 27 Jun 2016 - 7:00am 28 Jun 2016 - 4:00pm
Bridge Closure Monduran Road Bridge, Kolan River 13 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm 30 Nov 2017 - 2:45pm
TypeLocationBeginsEnds
Temporary Road Closure Churchill Street, Childers 31 Jul 2016 - 5:30am 31 Jul 2016 - 5:30pm
- Daytime Working Hours Moore Street, Elliott Heads (between Welch Street & the Esplanade) 25 Jul 2016 - 6:30am 5 Aug 2016 - 5:00pm
- Road Opening Bargara - Hughes Road Extension 22 Jul 2016 - 5:00pm 31 Jul 2019 - 11:45pm
Temporary Road Closure Martins Road, Gooburrum 19 Jul 2016 - 7:00am 12 Aug 2016 - 5:00pm
Temporary Road Closure Presslers Road, Rubyanna 29 Jun 2016 - 3:30pm 15 Aug 2016 - 3:30pm
Temporary Road Closure Thomas Thomsen Drive, Thabeban 27 Jun 2016 - 7:00am 28 Jun 2016 - 4:00pm
Bridge Closure Monduran Road Bridge, Kolan River 13 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm 30 Nov 2017 - 2:45pm


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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