Bridging the gap

SLOW DOWN: Sergeant Dan O'Dea has said in the past the speed is a problem across such a narrow Carnarvon Bridge. Photo Ewan Leighton / Stanthorpe Border Post
SLOW DOWN: Sergeant Dan O'Dea has said in the past the speed is a problem across such a narrow Carnarvon Bridge. Photo Ewan Leighton / Stanthorpe Border Post Ewan Leighton

AFTER years of lobbying by motorists for upgrades to Carnarvon and Accommodation Creek bridges, it seems change is on the horizon.

While Carnarvon Bridge is located on a state-controlled road, Accommodation Creek Bridge forms part of the federally funded New England Highway.

Local member Lawrence Springborg said he would continue to campaign for the replacement of both bridges.

"I understand after discussions with the Office of the Transport Minister that funding for preliminary designs for Carnarvon Bridge has been allocated," he said.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesman said funding had been allocated under the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2012-13 to 2015-16.

"Timing for the construction of the replacement bridge is yet to be determined," he said.

"As part of our routine maintenance program, road surface repairs and resurfacing works are currently under way.

"Accommodation Creek Bridge initial planning looking at options for the re-alignment of the highway and replacement of the bridge was finished in 2010.

"We have submitted a business case for the replacement of Accommodation Creek Bridge with the Federal Government under the Nation Building 2 Program."

Southern Downs Regional Council Engineering Services director Peter See said the council had sought TMR's assurances that the bridges would be replaced.

Topics:  carnarvon bridge, stanthorpe



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
MACHINERY HOUSEHOLD... AUCTION
Commercial Farm Machinery - Fencing - House Hold and Sundries Auction Auction THIS ...
Look - $175,000 in... $175,000
House 2 1 1
STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER... STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER BUILDERS Great deals to suite each Individual. Quality, ...

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Warwick Casual
Senior Stockperson Clifton Full Time
Diocese Of Toowoomba... Toowoomba Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Baby of the Year...

Baby Competition 2014
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You may be cornered into making a decision and this is not good. Await more favourable transit before signing on the dotted line.  You...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save