Excess dimension call on Warrego Highway

Advance warning has seen pleasing compliance say road repair contractors but Queensland roads department seeks to keep levels of awareness in the industry high as refurbishments continue

September 14, 2012

Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has issued a plea to those planning to use excess dimension vehicles on the Warrego Highway.

With flood repairs still underway, the department notes contractors reporting a high level of compliance among operators of such vehicles needing permits, following notification arrangements put in place some weeks ago.

"However, not all transport operators may be aware of the need to notify the work sites, so we ask the industry to keep spreading the word about the notification arrangements," it says.

"The contact details and excess dimensions details for this and other projects can be found on the TMR web site here.

The contractors need to be notified at least 48 hours before arrival, and on the day of arrival, to enable them to manage wide loads on the detour westbound, via Dalby-Kogan Road and the Old Warrego Highway, and eastbound on the Warrego Highway, the Yaralla Deviation, where they are working.

Contractors working on the Warrego Highway between Helidon and Withcott also require notice at least 48 hours before arrival, and on the day of arrival, so the wide load can be managed on arrival.

People seeking assistance with permits in the Darling Downs Region can call 07 4661 6356 or, in the Metropolitan Region, on 07 3066 5511.

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