Roads reopened following Queensland’s wild weather

As work continues to restore access to roads impacted by flooding and heavy rainfall in Queensland, Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) has issued an update.

In western Queensland, the Landsborough Highway (Cloncurry–Winton) and the Flinders Highway (Julia Creek–Cloncurry) have now reopened.

On the Palmerston Highway, crews are also constructing a temporary single lane on, between Crawfords Lookout and Junction Road, which will open to traffic in mid-February, weather and site conditions permitting.

As of January 2, 2024, permit applications are also being accepted for approved PBS Level 2B heavy vehicle combinations up to 30m long and up to a gross combination mass of 79.5t, between Mount Garnet and the Walkamin vehicle inspection site.

This is in place as a temporary measure while the Palmerston Highway is restored to B-double access.

TMR says applications will be accepted for the route from Mount Garnett to the Walkamin utilising the current approved 25/26m B-double network: Kennedy Highway, East Evelyn Road, Millaa-Millaa Malanda Road, Marks Lane, Tinaroo Falls Dam Road, Tolga Kairi Road.

Operators seeking a permit can apply through the NHVR Portal.

For the latest road closure updates, click here.

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