Govt enforces Load restrictions due to Emerald floods

By: Jason Whittaker


Main Roads has enforced load restrictions in flood-affected areas in Emerald to prevent further damage to already saturated roads. Trucks allowed

Main Roads has enforced load restrictions in flood-affected areas in Emerald to prevent further damage to already saturated roads.

Trucks allowed access to roads under normal conditions will only be able to use affected roads at 80 percent of axle loads, except steer axles which can be regulation mass.

However, all excess mass and excess dimension vehicles are restricted from state-controlled roads in the Emerald district until further notice.

Main Roads says access will be restored once floodwaters drop. The department says many road shoulders and floodways have already been damaged.

For more information, operators can contact Main Roads Central Highlands District on 07 4983 8700 or head to http://www.mainroads.qld.gov.au/web/publicCR.nsf/0/3FA8050B8D698D434A2573DB000E5989?OpenDocument

The following links around Emerald are currently closed due to flooding:

• Gregory Developmental Road (Clermont to Belyando Roadhouse) at Belyando River.
• Fitzroy Developmental Road (Dingo to Mt Flora) between Dingo and Middlemount at the Mackenzie River.
• Biloela to Duaringa Road at Don River.
• Capricorn Highway to Baralaba Road at Don River.
• Carnarvon Gorge Access Road.
• Cotherstone Road near Capella.
• Duaringa – Apis Creek Road.
• John Gay Bridge in Emerald.

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