Victoria Parade is closed due to flooding.
Victoria Parade is closed due to flooding. Melanie Plane

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UPDATE THURSDAY 10AM: WITH the Fitzroy River having reached major flood levels and currently at 8.75m, more roads have been inundated across the Rockhampton region. 

 

ROAD CLOSURES

CLOSED

  • Riverslea Rd, Goganga at Fitzroy River
  • Lower Dawson Rd, Allenstown between Jellicoe St and Derby St
  • Caroline St, Allenstown at John St
  • Reaney St, Berserker at Goodsall St
  • Brown St, Berserker
  • Water St, Berserker
  • East St, Depot Hill at the intersection of Arthur St
  • Dean St, Frenchville at Rodboro St
  • Farm St, Kawana at Cramb St
  • Haynes St, Kawana at Byrne St
  • Richardson Rd, Kawana at river end near North Rocky Golf Club
  • York St, Kawana
  • Grubb St, Koongal at Rustic St
  • Dee St, Koongal
  • Thozet Rd, Koongal
  • Alexandra St, Parkhurst between Wade St and Birbeck Dr
  • Gough St, Park Avenue at Hopkins St
  • Larcombe St, Park Avenue
  • MacAlister St, Park Avenue
  • Parris St, Park Avenue
  • Wattle St, Park Avenue
  • Werner St, Park Avenue
  • Glenroy Rd, Morinish at Glenroy Crossing
  • Piddichs Crossing, Mt Morgan
  • Nine Mile Rd, Nine Mile
  • Boundary Rd, Parkhurst at Norman Rd
  • Ridgelands Rd, Pink Lily between Six Mile Rd and Laurel Bank Rd
  • Thompson St, Park Avenue at Ingram St
  • Roopes Rd/Bridge, Port Curtis
  • Quay St Riverbank car parks, Rockhampton City
  • South Yaamba Rd, South Yaamba at Deep Creek
  • Ramsden St, Wandal at Huet St
  • Lion Creek Rd, Wandal at Sir Raymond Huish Drive
  • Lakes Creek Road The Common / Berserker / Koongal / Lakes Creek Road between Musgrave Street and Cooper Street, and all roads leading to Lakes Creek Road from Elphinstone Street and Rockonia Road
  • Harman St, Wandal (near the new bridge and Outrigger club)
  • Talford St
  • Derby St, Rockhampton City at Murray St
  • Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City - either side of Neville Hewitte Bridge (new bridge)

WATER OVER ROAD

  • Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd, Alton Downs at the intersection of Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd and Nine Mile Rd
  • Linnett St, Berserker
  • Fairy Bower Rd, Gracemere at Scrubby Creek
  • North LangmorN Rd, Marmor
  • San Jose Rd, Marmor
  • Wood St, Depot Hill at Denison St
  • North Langmorn Rd, Marmor
  • Thompson St, Park Avenue
  • Harmen St, Wandal

UPDATE 2PM: THE LIST of road closures across the Rockhampton region is growing as the Fitzroy River continues to rise. 

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As of this afternoon there will be traffic diversions along Gladstone Road via Upper Dawson Road.

The Yeppen Bridge will be open to two way traffic travelling north and south with the Queensland Police patrolling these changes.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution and to expect delays due to the changed traffic conditions. 

ROAD CLOSURES

CLOSED

  • Riverslea Rd, Goganga at Fitzroy River
  • Lower Dawson Rd, Allenstown between Jellicoe St and Derby St
  • Caroline St, Allenstown at John St
  • Reaney St, Berserker at Goodsall St
  • Brown St, Berserker
  • Water St, Berserker
  • East St, Depot Hill at the intersection of Arthur St
  • Dean St, Frenchville at Rodboro St
  • Farm St, Kawana at Cramb St
  • Haynes St, Kawana at Byrne St
  • Richardson Rd, Kawana at river end near North Rocky Golf Club
  • York St, Kawana
  • Grubb St, Koongal at Rustic St
  • Dee St, Koongal
  • Thozet Rd, Koongal
  • Alexandra St, Parkhurst between Wade St and Birbeck Dr
  • Gough St, Park Avenue at Hopkins St
  • Larcombe St, Park Avenue
  • MacAlister St, Park Avenue
  • Parris St, Park Avenue
  • Wattle St, Park Avenue
  • Werner St, Park Avenue
  • Glenroy Rd, Morinish at Glenroy Crossing
  • Piddichs Crossing, Mt Morgan
  • Nine Mile Rd, Nine Mile
  • Boundary Rd, Parkhurst at Norman Rd
  • Ridgelands Rd, Pink Lily between Six Mile Rd and Laurel Bank Rd
  • Thompson St, Park Avenue at Ingram St
  • Roopes Rd/Bridge, Port Curtis
  • Quay St Riverbank car parks, Rockhampton City
  • South Yaamba Rd, South Yaamba at Deep Creek
  • Ramsden St, Wandal at Huet St
  • Lion Creek Rd, Wandal at Sir Raymond Huish Drive
  • Lakes Creek Road The Common / Berserker / Koongal / Lakes Creek Road between Musgrave Street and Cooper Street, and all roads leading to Lakes Creek Road from Elphinstone Street and Rockonia Road
  • Harman St, Wandal (near the new bridge and Outrigger club)

WATER OVER ROAD

  • Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd, Alton Downs at the intersection of Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd and Nine Mile Rd
  • Linnett St, Berserker
  • Fairy Bower Rd, Gracemere at Scrubby Creek
  • North LangmorN Rd, Marmor
  • San Jose Rd, Marmor
  • Wood St, Depot Hill at Denison St
  • North Langmorn Rd, Marmor
  • Thompson St, Park Avenue
  • Harmen St, Wandal

UPDATE: 12.03pm: 

Council workers are being threatened by frustrated motorists after closing Thozet Rd in the Lakes Creek area of North  Rockhampton.

The Bulletin understands that although water has not yet covered Thozet Rd, Rockhampton Regional Council staff are acting on TMR advice as roads close across the flood impacted suburbs.

DRONE FOOTAGE | Birds eye view as flood consumes North Rockhampton

Some drivers on the busy connecting road are clearly upset by being forced to turn back and some are driving around the closed road signs.

A witness at the scene said there has been verbal threats made by the more agitated motorists.

Lake Creek Rd has been  closed in the Dee street area as flood waters rise above the 7.5m moderate level.

As at 12pm, the following roads are beginning to flood:

  • Lion Creek Road, Wandal
  • Harman St, Wandal (near the new bridge and Outrigger club)
  • Exhibition Road, Wandal
  • Port Curtis Road, Port Curtis
  • Wood Street, Depot Hill.
  • Lakes Creek Road, Koongal
  • Thozet Road, Koongal
  • Water Street, Berserker
  • Witt Street, Berserker

EARLIER: 

MAJOR roads across the Rockhampton region will close today as the Fitzroy River reaches moderate to major flood levels.

The Yeppen Floodplain bridges traffic management plan will be enacted by Transport and Main Roads today ahead of the closure of the low level sections of the Bruce Highway.

Flood water swallows the lower end of Quay St in Rockhampton.
Flood water swallows the lower end of Quay St in Rockhampton. Melanie Plane

This means both north and southbound traffic, on the Bruce Hwy south of Rockhampton will use the high level Yeppen South and North bridges.

Lower Dawson Rd and Gladstone Rd are expected to flood today and all traffic, including heavy vehicles, will be diverted to Upper Dawson Rd at Jellico St.

For northbound road users, traffic diversion and advisory signage will be in place at the intersection of Upper Dawson Road and Penlington Street:

  • heavy vehicles will be directed onwards to Derby Street and back onto Bruce Highway (George Street).
  • light vehicles will detour via Penlington, Davis, Canning and Denham Streets back to the Bruce Highway.

All Bruce Highway southbound traffic will travel via Derby St and Upper Dawson Rd to detour around low-level flooding on Gladstone Rd and Lower Dawson Rd, then rejoin the highway at Yeppen North bridge.

Whilst the detour is in place, Upper Dawson Rd (and local streets on the detour route) will have a reduced speed limit of 40km/h.

To mitigate heavy vehicle impacts in Rocky, TMR will work with the Queensland Police and Rocky Regional Council and temporary No Standing/No Parking signage will be in place along Upper Dawson Rd.

TMR requests residents and businesses on Upper Dawson Rd to please remove parked cars from the road corridor while the traffic detour is in place. This must be done today.

All residents and business owners on Upper Dawson Rd are reminded to be aware of increased traffic flows during this temporary detour, and to take extra care when entering and exiting their property.

For further information contact: Fitzroy District on 4931 1500.

ROAD CLOSURES

CLOSED

  • Riverslea Rd, Goganga at Fitzroy River
  • Glenroy Rd, Morinish at Glenroy Crossing
  • Piddichs Crossing, Mt Morgan
  • Boundary Rd, Parkhurst at Norman Rd
  • Roopes Rd/Bridge, Port Curtis
  • Quay St Riverbank car parks, Rockhampton City
  • South Yaamba Rd, South Yaamba at Deep Creek
  • Ramsden St, Wandal at Huet St
  • Lakes Creek Road The Common / Berserker / Koongal / Lakes Creek Road between Musgrave Street and Cooper Street, and all roads leading to Lakes Creek Road from Elphinstone Street and Rockonia Road

WATER OVER ROAD

  • Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd, Alton Downs at the intersection of Alton Downs-Nine Mile Rd and Nine Mile Rd
  • Fairy Bower Rd, Gracemere at Scrubby Creek
  • North LangmorN Rd, Marmor
  • San Jose Rd, Marmor
  • Exhibition Rd, Wandal


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