MMG traffic warning at Queensland's Lawn Hill

Mining company warns of increased dust due to the Dugald River project plant trial

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | August 8, 2013

There will be increased truck traffic at Lawn Hill, Queensland, as a mining company undertakes a plant trial.

Up to 25 road trains will travel between Quamby and Lawn Mill as MMG tests zinc ore.

Around 100,000 tonnes of the material will be transported to Century for a full-scale plant trial, which will help MMG optimise and develop the Dugald River project located north-west of Cloncurry.

Ore will be transported until the end of September.

A MMG spokesman says drivers should except to see more dust on the Lawn Hill-Gregory Road, especially along unsealed sections.

"We have made sure our regional stakeholders are all informed – there has been a very good communication process," he says.

"Our message to drivers is to observe the basic safety rules when sharing the road with road trains and to be aware of dust hazards and to pull over when safe and always be aware that there could be vehicles right behind you."

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