Investigation and survey works for future upgrades along the Cunningham Highway in Queensland are expected to created long delays for drivers from now until December 10.
Transport and Main Roads said truckies should allow for an added hour in stoppages, with daytime restrictions in place from now until November 13, from 9am to 3pm, and again from November 23 to December 10, from 6pm to 6am.
Vehicles will be stopped at the top and bottom of Cunninghams Gap and escorted through by a pilot vehicle.
Travel will be reduced to a single lane only with stop/slow traffic conditions and the speed limit reduced to 40km/h.
In addition to the above restrictions:
- Oversize loads wider than 3.5m (ground contact width) and 4m (load) will not be permitted through the site between 6am and 6pm.
- Oversize loads wider than 4m (ground contact width) and 7m (load) will not be permitted through the site at any time.
“We have notified the trucking industry and other key stakeholders of traffic changes to enable them to plan their travel in advance,” said Transport and Main Roads.
“Additionally, permanent variable message signs will be installed at various locations along Cunningham Highway in 2021.
“Electrical works for these signs are underway this month around Warwick and Aratula.
“Motorists can expect some reduced speed limits around these works and are asked to drive to the traffic conditions and obey all signage.
Weather, site and contractor conditions can impact works, delaying start and finish schedules to the Cunninghams Gap work.
“We appreciate motorist patience while these important works are carried out.”
For the latest information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, download the QLDTraffic app or phone 13 19 40 for further assistance.