Traffic Disruptions and Road Closures



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Bridge Closure Monduran Road Bridge, Kolan River 13 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm 30 Nov 2017 - 2:45pm

Motorists are advised that Monduran Bridge over the Kolan River on Monduran Road, Gin Gin is now closed to all traffic due to structural inadequacies and non-compliance with load and speed limits.

A low level sealed side track is available around the bridge and appropriate signage is displayed to guide traffic safely through the site.

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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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