Alternative route for freight operators on Gold Coast

The Queensland Government has fast-tracked a temporary alternative freight route after the closure of a vital bridge on the Gold Coast following the events of Cyclone Debbie.The Queensland Government has fast-tracked a temporary alternative freight route after the closure of a vital bridge on the Gold Coast following the events of Cyclone Debbie.

Main Roads and Roads Safety Minister Mark Bailey said in a statement that the closure of the Alan Wilkie Bridge near Yatala meant that before last week, B-doubles were not able to access the gazetted section of Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road from Stanmore Road in Wolffdene.

“We [have now] approved an alternate route along the section of Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, north of the Stanmore Road intersection and joining with the currently gazetted route at Logan River Rd,” Mr Bailey said.

“Across the state we’ve been working extremely hard ever since ex-Cyclone Debbie passed through to restore access and ensure the freight industry can continue to work as efficiently as possible.

“That’s why we prioritised the review of alternative routes for truck drivers who would normally access Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road via the Alan Wilkie Bridge on Stanmore Road.

The Minister said the conditions on the alternate route will be monitored until the Alan Wilkie Bridge is restored and the previous access can resume.

A copy of the approved alternative route can be found at: http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Heavy-vehicles/Multi-combination-vehicles/Maps/Map-of-south-Queensland/Section-1-maps

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