Etheridge Shire Council is committed to providing you with up to date information on road conditions within the Shire.
During the wet season (December to March) road conditions can be updated several times throughout the day so watch the website for the latest report.
To make the most of your road trip we ask that you stay vigilant and drive with safety as your number one priority.
GULF DEVELOPMENT ROAD UPGRADE
Etheridge Shire Council is carrying out works on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to upgrade the intersection of the Gulf Development Road and Vanlee Road between Georgetown and Mt Surprise, at the turnoff to Talaroo Hot Springs.
The works will be carried out between 6:00am and 6:00pm from Monday to Friday, commencing in September 2021. Expected completion end of February 2022, weather permitting.
For the safety of workers and road users, changed traffic conditions including a side-track and speed reductions will be in place under the direction of traffic controllers or traffic signals.
More information about road conditions across Queensland’s state-controlled road network is available via the TMR website QLDTraffic.qld.gov.au or 13 19 40 Information services.
IF IT'S FLOODED, FORGET IT
- If it's flooded don't even chance it.
- Where possible travel during the day to avoid the kangaroos.
- If you are on a single lane stretch of road and a large heavy vehicle is coming the other way, pull over to beside the road to let them pass (this includes vehicles carrying stock such as smaller cattle trucks & horse floats). It's a lot safer and easier for you to slow down and get off the road than it is for them.