9 August, 2023
Bridge delays again
COMMUTERS from the Tablelands to the coast are being made aware of lengthy closures of the Barron River Bridge at Kuranda in the next few weeks.
The latest round of testing and maintenance works on the ageing bridge has started while the Department of Transport and Main Roads plans for a long-term solution for the structure.
Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes from Monday 14 August until Saturday 9 September between 9am and 3pm.
“Crews will be on site between 7am and 5pm (including Saturday and Sunday),” a spokesperson said.
“Changed traffic conditions will be in place during the works, including a single-lane operation of the bridge.
“We’d like to thank road users for their patience while we carry out these important testing and maintenance works.”
The department has called for expressions of interest to provide temporary access to the bridge.
“This will minimise traffic disruption on the bridge during inspection and testing works that need to occur about every three months,” the spokesperson said.