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Disaster damage works on Gregory Development Road

Reconstruction work underway on the Gregory Development Road in Queensland, between Charters Towers and the Lynd Junction, will continue until Friday October 23.

This work by the Department of Main Roads follows disaster events that damaged the state-controlled road network in 2019.

The work commenced on multiple sites on September 2 and involves speed restrictions and lane closures with traffic controllers present.

This route is used by many trucks to gain access from Charters Towers to the Atherton Tablelands and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

To minimise disruption works have been planned in stages with advanced warning signs in place to notify road users.

Drivers have been warned to factor additional travel time into their journey.

Traffic impacts may remain in place on days when construction isn’t occurring within the project dates.

Wide load restrictions will also be in place and heavy vehicle operators with loads three 3m wide or greater, must contact Wayne Bishop on 0448 017 042 at least 24 hours prior to advise of an anticipated time of arrival to allow for heavy equipment and other infrastructure to be cleared.

Road users are asked to drive carefully through the roadwork’s zone, follow direction of traffic controllers and adhere to reduced speed limits.

 

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