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Road Conditions

ROAD CONDITIONS

 

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.

Current Road Conditions Report

PLEASE NOTE: All Shire Roads have an 8T GVM restriction in place until further notice. 

THIS REPORT IS BASED ON THE LATEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION AND IS A GUIDE ONLY. 
RAIN MAY CHANGE CONDITIONS WITHOUT NOTICE. 
PLEASE TAKE CARE AT ALL TIMES, ESPECIALLY ON UNSEALED SECTIONS AND CREEK CROSSINGS. 
BEWARE OF FLOOD WATER. 
IF NOT SURE DO NOT TRY TO CROSS. 

Is it Flooded?  Have a look

Einasleigh River Near Einasleigh - Map Location
Einasleigh River on the Kennedy Development Road - Map Location
Carpentaria Bridge - Map Location

IF IT'S FLOODED, FORGET ITIf 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.

 


COPPERFIELD (KIDSTON) DAM

Copperfield (Kidston) Dam is currently CLOSED. Please check on our website for any updates to this. For more information please contact Etheridge Shire Council on (07) 4079 9090.


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. 

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.