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27 September, 2021

Nightwork on ranges cause temporary closes

NIGHTWORKS will take off on the Gillies and Kuranda Range next month, with temporary road closures being made in order to commence line-marking work.


NIGHTWORKS will take off on the Gillies and Kuranda Range next month, with temporary road closures being made in order to commence line-marking work. 

Gillies Range Road (Mountain View Hotel – Powley Road) will be closed between 10pm and 4am from Tuesday October 5, until the morning of Saturday October 9. 

Kuranda Range Road (bottom of the Range – Saddle Mountain Road) will be closed between 10pm and12.30am and between 1am and 3.30am from the night of Sunday October 10, until Saturday morning October 16. 

Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland Regional Director Sanjay Ram said these closures are essential to help keep the popular roads maintained. 

“The tight corners on both roads make it difficult for traffic, especially heavy vehicles, to negotiate the newly painted, centre line markings,” Mr Ram said. 

“Temporarily closing the roads while the line marking is carried out reduces the risk of wet paint being smeared and allowing traffic on wet line marking also damages the reflective particles. 

“We will collect rubbish and clean the signs on both roads, which are works the local communities have been asking for and I'd like to thank road users for their patience while we carry out these important works.”

Motorists are advised to plan their journeys and consider an alternative route during the closures. For up-todate information on current road conditions, call 131940 or check QLDTraffic.qld.gov.au

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