Safety upgrades force lane closures on Toowoomba range


Intermittent, night time lane closures will occur on the Toowoomba range section of the Warrego Highway in Queensland

July 15, 2013

Intermittent, night time lane closures will occur on the Toowoomba range section of the Warrego Highway in Queensland due to safety upgrades.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads says closures and traffic stoppages will occur on the eastbound and westbound carriageways from 7pm throughout the night for the next few months.

Transport and Main Roads says night time traffic could be stopped for up to 10 minutes while contractors clear trees and undertake trenching works across the roadway.

"Motorists are reminded that speed limits have been reduced to 40km/h around construction sites and that there will be increased truck activity on the range around site entry and exit gates," the department says.

Operators of wide vehicles are also reminded that restrictions apply at night from 6pm to 6am. Operators are asked to call ahead to the onsite contact during business hours to check conditions.

Transport and Main Roads says eastbound wide load vehicles with a ground contact width wider than 3m and an overall width of wider than 5m must check conditions prior to travel.

Westbound wide load vehicles with a ground contact width wider than 2.5m and an overall width of wider than 3m must check conditions prior to travel.

Safety works on the range began in April this year and are due to be completed by March 2014.


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