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Road Conditions

ROAD CONDITIONS

Wherever you're travelling from and travelling to, driving in North Queensland is an unforgettable experience and here at Etheridge Shire Council, we're 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

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. 


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. 


ROADWORKS SCHEDULE

Date/s Location Activity Disruption
Wednesday 09/06/21  O'Briens Creek Rd  Bitumen Sealing  Expect 15 Minute Delays
Thursday 10/06/21 North Head Rd Bitumen Sealing Expect 15 Minute Delays
From Thursday 10/06/21 to Tuesday 29/06/21   Cemetery Rd at the Charleston Dam, Forsayth Works Closed to Traffic*

*Phone the Council Office on 07 4079 9090 during work hours for access to the Cemetery. 


IF IT'S FLOODED, FORGET IT

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.