Community & Business

15 May, 2024

Barron bridge works

MOTORISTS could be waiting for up to 10 minutes at the Barron River bridge at Kuranda between 9am and 3pm from 20 May until the end of the month.

Barron bridge works - feature photo

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will carry out testing and maintenance works on bridge until Friday 31 May 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Crews will be on site between 7am and 5pm (including Saturday and Sunday).

Changed traffic conditions will be in place during the works, including a single-lane operation of the bridge.

From Monday 20 May until Friday 31 May 2024, short intermittent full closures of up to 10 minutes will be required between 9am and 3pm.

The works are part of an ongoing testing and maintenance program to ensure the bridge remains safe and operational while TMR progresses planning for a long-term solution to rehabilitate or replace the bridge.

The planning study is expected to be completed in late 2024.

Meanwhile, no more night closures of the Kuranda Range Road are on the cards, with TMR continuing to plan and design long-term solutions for repair and recovery works to the damaged road network.

The start date of the major works is expected later this year once the design is completed. TMR will advise stakeholders of the expected construction timeframes and traffic arrangements for the works.

For up-to-date information about the state-controlled road network, please check the QLDTraffic website or call 13 19 40.


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