Many of you may already be aware of this, however we thought we would share the good news too:
- Sections of the Palmerston Highway that were forced to close due to damage from flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper will reopen tomorrow Saturday 10 February.
- The temporary single lane section will open to all traffic including heavy vehicles.
- TMR will continue to investigate long-term repairs for the highway.
The Tablelands region’s Palmerston Highway will reopen to all traffic, including heavy vehicles on Saturday 10 February.
The urgent works to open a single lane were jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and have been completed ahead of time.
The highway suffered significant landslips and pavement failures as a result of record rainfall associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper.
Crews from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) laid a fresh seal over a temporary track single lane between Crawford’s Lookout and Junction Road earlier this week.
Works included excavating 4200 tonnes of earth, installing 5400 tonnes of rock, laying 1500 tonnes of road base, followed by laying 150 tonnes of asphalt. Crews also installed 60 lengths of stormwater pipe.
Construction of the single lane section began on 8 January 2024 after the hill stopped moving and the ground had dried sufficiently to enable work to begin.
Operators of excess mass vehicles must apply for a permit through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator at www.nhvr.gov.au/about-us/nhvr-portal.
For up-to-date information about works on the state-controlled network call 13 19 40 or visit www.QLDTraffic.com.au.