Peninsula Developmental Road
The department is reconstructing various sections of the Peninsula Developmental Road between Laura and Weipa, following damage sustained during recent flood and cyclone events.
Work is underway at the following locations:
- Port Stewart turnoff and Coen - safety grading works have been completed. Major restoration resheeting works on a 22km section will continue after the 2013 wet season.
- Aurukun turnoff to Batavia turnoff – the majority of a 16km resheeting project has been completed, with a work on a small section to continue after the 2013 wet season.
Further resheeting works are planned after the 2013 wet season on:
- a 10km section between Rocky Creek and North Kennedy
- a 7.5km section between Kalinga Station and Healy Creek.
Once complete, these works will improve safety, access and travelling conditions for local communities and tourists who use this route to travel to the Cape York Peninsula region.
- RoadTek Asset Services Cairns is delivering the work on behalf of the department.
The reconstruction work is being delivered under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), a joint federal and state initiative. Under these arrangements, the Australian Government provides 75% of the funding, with 25% from the Queensland Government.
The works are valued at more than $8 million.
- Far North Region
All works are currently on hold until ground conditions improve.
For up-to-date information on traffic disruptions, please phone 13 19 40 or visit www.131940.qld.gov.au.
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When works resume, motorists are urged to obey changed traffic conditions. Single lane closures, reduced speed limits and traffic controllers apply through work sites for the safety of road users and roadworkers.
During the 2012–13 wet season – Transport and Main Roads will use load limits to manage heavy vehicle movements on unsealed sections of the road. The department understands that the road is a lifeline to some of Queensland’s most remote communities and issues permits to enable essential travel. For further information call Mrs Christine Forrester on 4050 5448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.