Pine forests in Byfield were felled by Cyclone Marcia Photo Rachael Conaghan/The Rural Weekly
Pine forests in Byfield were felled by Cyclone Marcia Photo Rachael Conaghan/The Rural Weekly Rachael Conaghan

More timber trucks on road as Marcia clean up continues

TIMBER harvesting has begun on the northern/eastern side of Waterpark Ck by HQPlantations as a result of Cyclone Marcia.

Livingstone Shire Council is warning motorists in the area there will be an increased frequency of heavy haulage vehicles carting timber and road gravel across the Waterpark Ck floodway and on Waterpark Rd to Byfield Rd for an extended period of time.

In excess of 40 B-Double trucks will be hauling timber to the Gladstone Port on a 24 hours per day basis during weekdays.

In addition, numerous semi-tippers and truck and dog trailers are being used to cart gravel for timber haul roads.

Traffic signals are being used to control traffic crossing the Waterpark Ck floodway, and motorists are advised to expect short delays of five to ten minutes, and to obey the signage and traffic signals to ensure their safety.

Parking is prohibited between the traffic signals.

Pedestrians at Waterpark Ck are requested to exercise caution and to obey signage, and parents are advised to closely monitor and supervise their children.

All feedback should be directed to HQPlantations on 48374110 or the council on 1300790919.



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