The Type 1 Road Train Access to Rockhampton Abattoirs project on Rockhampton-Emu Park Rd will commence in the coming weeks.
The Type 1 Road Train Access to Rockhampton Abattoirs project on Rockhampton-Emu Park Rd will commence in the coming weeks.

UPDATE: Major road works to start this weekend

UPDATE, 12.30PM: Major road works that will allow road trains carrying cattle to drive directly to North Rockhampton abattoirs will start this weekend.

Works will commence Sunday as part of the Type 1 Road Train Access to Rockhampton Abattoirs project on Rockhampton-Emu Park Road.

Intersection resurfacing will take place on Lakes Creek Road at Little Musgrave Street, Berserker Street, Dean Street and Water Street.  

Resurfacing of all four intersections is expected to take five nights to complete and will be undertaken from 7pm to 5am.  

During construction motorists can expect speed restrictions and traffic controls in place. Residents may experience irregular noise at times.

Residents and motorists are urged to stay alert to changing traffic conditions.

INITIAL: Work on a major road project which will allow road trains carrying cattle to drive directly to North Rockhampton abattoirs is expected to start in the coming weeks.

The Type 1 Road Train Access to Rockhampton Abattoirs project on Rockhampton-Emu Park Rd will focus on wide-centre line treatment and resurfacing on Lakes Creek Rd, between Goodsall St and Thozet Rd, minor intersection upgrades as well as the installation of east and westbound cycle paths.

In 2017 a $30 million project included multiple intersections upgraded at Moores Creek Rd and Yaamba Rd, off the Neville Hewitt Bridge, to allow road trains to travel through North Rockhampton toward Lakes Creek abattoirs.

The replacement of Frenchmans Creek Bridge will follow these works in the first half of 2020. Works will be carried out from Mondays to Fridays, between 6.30am and 6pm. There will also be some weekend and night works required.

During construction motorists can expect speed restrictions and traffic controls in place. Residents may experience irregular noise at times.

Residents and motorists are urged to stay alert to changing traffic conditions. Emergency Services vehicles will be directed through the roadworks site as a priority by traffic controllers.

The project is expected to be completed in October 2020.

For details, contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads Rockhampton office on 4931 1500 or visit the TMR website.



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