Traffic delays at the Gap from this week

Transport and Main Roads says from tomorrow, Monday, 9 November, temporary restrictions will be in place along the Cunningham Highway at Cunninghams Gap “to allow for investigation and survey works” related to major future upgrades of the highway.

Details of the upgrades are yet to be released but delays are expected at the Gap this week and ongoing while the survey work is completed.

“Day-time restrictions will be in place between 9am and 3pm from Monday, 9 November, until Friday, 13 November, 2020,” a spokesman told the Free Times.

“Night restrictions will be in place between 6pm and 6am from Monday, 23 November, until Thursday, 10 December, 2020.

All vehicles:

• Possible delays between 45-60 minutes.

• Vehicles will be stopped at the top and bottom of Cunninghams Gap and escorted through by a pilot vehicle.

• Travel will be reduced to a single lane only with stop/slow traffic conditions.

• The speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h.

Oversize vehicles – in addition to the above restrictions:

• Oversize loads wider than 3.5m (ground contact width) and 4m (load) will not be permitted through the site between 6am and 6pm.

• Oversize loads wider than 4m (ground contact width) and 7m (load) will not be permitted through the site at any time.

“We have notified the trucking industry and other key stakeholders of traffic changes to enable them to plan their travel in advance.

“Additionally, permanent variable message signs will be installed at various locations along Cunningham Highway in 2021.

“Electrical works for these signs are underway this month around Warwick and Aratula.

“Motorists can expect some reduced speed limits around these works and are asked to drive to the traffic conditions and obey all signage.

“Weather, site and contractor conditions can impact works, delaying start and finish schedules.

“We appreciate motorist patience while these important works are carried out.

“For the latest information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, download the QLDTraffic app or phone 13 19 40 for further assistance.”

 

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