3 May, 2023
Works continue on Barron River bridge
WORKS have once again begun on the Barron River bridge at Kuranda and motorists are expected to see delays as the bridge is closed intermittently for up to 10 minutes for testing and maintenance.
The roadworks begun today, 3 May, and will run until 2 June as workers continue the ongoing testing and monitoring program of the bridge.
Crews will be onsite from 7am to 5pm, including Saturday and Sunday, and changed traffic conditions will be in place including a single-lane operation of the bridge.
Variable message signs (VMS) will be in place to inform motorists about the changed traffic conditions – changes in dates will be posted on the VMS.
Meanwhile the Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressing a planning study to investigate long-term solutions for the Barron River bridge.
This planning project will confirm the preferred alignment and scope of a replacement bridge over the Barron River, including a viable delivery strategy that also considers the ongoing management and rehabilitation of the existing bridge.