The heavy vehicle rest area on the Bruce Highway at Coningsby, adjacent to the Puma Service Station, will be closed from Friday, April 21, to mid-August.
A spokesperson from Transport and Main Roads (TMR) told Big Rigs that the temporary closure is to ensure the safety of road workers and pedestrians while the Knobels Road intersection upgrades are under construction.
TMR said the closest alternate state-owned and operated rest areas to the Coningsby site are:
- Bruce Highway, Palm Tree Creek rest area.
- Bruce Highway, Mikoolu rest area, Bloomsbury.
- Bruce Highway near Milan Road, north of Sarina.
- Bruce Highway near Swans Road, south of Koumala.
“There are also several commercial rest area facilities available for public use along the Bruce Highway,” said the spokesperson.
More than a kilometre of the Bruce Highway at the Knobels Road and Nebia Coningsby Road intersection is receiving safety improvements.
Works include extending turning lanes, constructing protected lanes, installing a new road surface and new lighting.
This $7 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis.