Road closure will speed up flood repair process
FLOOD works along the Warwick-Allora Rd to repair the embankment around the Condamine River started yesterday, with parts of the road expected to be closed from Thursday.
In order to fix the road as quickly as possible, Transport and Main Roads Downs south west regional director Tony Platz said the road near the John Dee meatworks would be closed.
"The road will be close so the work can process safely for both the road crew and road users," he said.
"The inconvenience will mean the work is completed in a more efficient time frame of about four months, weather permitting."
A TMR spokeswoman said the work and set-up started yesterday.
"We hope to be able to open the road to one lane, with stop-go conditions, at some point during the construction period," she said.
"However this will depend on factors such as site stability and weather.
"During the road closure, motorists travelling between Allora and Warwick will be able to detour via Lyndhurst Ln.
"Heavy vehicles must remain on the New England Hwy as there is a 12-tonne load limit on the bridge on Lyndhurst Ln.
"Access to John Dee and surrounding businesses will be maintained with access from the southern approach (Rosehill Rd)."
Night works will also be taking place on the Cunningham Hwy between Silverdale and Fassifern from 6pm-6am tonight.
Stop-go traffic control will be in place and short delays are expected.