More overnight delays for truckies using Burdekin River Bridge


Truckies are being warned of delays and restrictions this week as general maintenance work continues on the Burdekin River Bridge at Home Hill, Queensland.

Between Tuesday, September 12 to Friday, September 15 there will be single lane closures between 7.30pm and 5am, and oversize vehicles, or wide loads of 3.4m wide, or greater, will be unable to cross. The existing height restriction of 4.5m remains in place.

The Bruce Highway will reopen to oversize and wide loads between 5am and 7.30pm each day and after the work is completed at 5am on September 15.

Wide load operators are advised to avoid the area and make alternative plans while the Bruce Highway is closed to loads wider than 3.4 m, said TMR.

“These important works are performed at night when traffic volumes are low and enables our work crews to complete the works more efficiently and safely,” the department said in an industry notice.

“Traffic controllers will be onsite to provide direction during these important rehabilitation works.”

Works activities include:

  • Removal and replacement of steel components on the bridge structure.
  • Replacing corroded rivets with structural bolts, nuts and washers.
  • Removal of flaking paint and red lead.
  • Welding of steel components.
  • Cleaning and painting of the existing protective coatings of steel components.
  • Additional lighting will be in place for the safety of workers.

All work is subject to weather and site conditions.

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