Truckies can expect delays and disruption on the Warrego Highway in Queensland from later this month as pavement repair and resurfacing works take place.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised that works will be undertaken in two sections westbound on the highway, between Kholo Road and Wulkuraka Connection Road, Blacksoil.
Temporary traffic changes will include road shoulder and lane closures, speed limit reductions and other disruption while asphalt is removed and replaced and temporary line markings are reinstated.
Construction will begin in late January and is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.
Work will mostly take place at night, from 8pm to 5am, Sunday to Friday. However, some Saturday or out of hours work may be required.
While construction is underway, the Fernvale Road on-ramp to Warrego Highway will be closed for three nights, between 9pm and 5am. During these periods, traffic detours will be in place.
Westbound access to the highway will be detoured, with northbound traffic on Fernvale Road diverted via the Warrego Highway eastbound and onto the Kholo Road exit, then back onto the Warrego Highway westbound.
Southbound traffic from Fernvale Road will be detoured via the Fernvale Road, onto Pine Mountain Road and back onto the Warrego Highway westbound.
Final line marking works to improve the reflectivity and longevity of the road line marking will be applied approximately six weeks after the completion of road resurfacing.
The TMR has asked drivers to allow extra time when planning their journeys and follow the directions of roadside signage and traffic controllers.