The Northern areas Council has engaged McMahon Services Australia, to undertake major upgrade works on the Pine Creek Bridge, north of Laura.
McMahons will start mobilising the site on 28 August 2023, with a complete road closure and traffic management plan to be enacted from 31 August 2023. It is expected that the bridge and this section of the Appila-Laura Road will be closed to traffic until 31 March 2024.
The scope of the work will include:
Vehicles will be able to access the current heavy vehicle bypass, which requires northbound traffic to turn east on to the Stone Hut-Caltowie Road and then north on to the Gladstone-Appila Road which then returns traffic to the Laura-Appila Road. This detour will involve approximately 7km of unsealed road. A detour via the Pine Creek / Pech Road will also be available.
See attached map for details.