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7 September, 2020

Innisfail roadworks rescheduled

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has rescheduled roadworks to carry out asphalt resurfacing on the Bruce Highway (Ernest Street and Palmerston Drive) in Innisfail. This is due to a forecast for wet weather.

The works will be carried out at night to minimise the impact on business and road users on this busy section of road.  The works will be carried out between 6pm and 6am as follows:

On Palmerston Drive between Station and Leichhardt Streets, works will start on Wednesday night, September 9, through to Saturday morning, September 12. Works will resume on Monday night, September 14, with completion expected on Wednesday morning, September 15, weather permitting

On Ernest Street between Clare and Lily Streets, works will start on Wednesday night, September 14 and be completed Saturday morning, September 19, 2020, weather permitting.

For the safety of road users and maintenance crews, changed traffic conditions will be in place while the works are carried out. This will include temporary speed limit reductions and single lane operation under coordination of traffic controllers.

Parking adjacent to the works will not be available during the works and pedestrians will be unable to cross the road along these sections of Ernest Street and Palmerston Drive where works are taking place. The footpaths will remain open at all times.

There will be times when access to businesses and residential properties directly adjacent to the resurfacing works will be temporarily restricted. TMR’s Contractor will take all reasonable and practicable actions to minimise impacts on nearby residents and businesses.

Nearby businesses and residents may experience bright lights, and noise and minor vibrations associated with the works, such as the sound of trucks and heavy machinery.

Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be in place on the approaches to the work site to ensure motorists are aware of the changed traffic conditions. Changes in dates due to poor weather will be posted on the VMS and emailed to directly impacted businesses.

More information about road conditions across Queensland’s state-controlled road network is available via the or 13 19 40 Information services.


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