A Logistical Nightmare But the work goes On

While the South East braces for its share of cyclonic and severe weather, across many of Our Towns we continue to deal with the impacts as thousands of kilometres of roads across remain under repair and are restricted or closed.

6,420 kms of state-controlled roads within 32 local government areas are closed or are operating with restrictions.


Transport and Main Road crews, Local Government workers continue to toil at pace, but the job is massive.

Emergency works underway include landslip repairs on Hervey Range Road and Mount Spec road and pavement repairs on sections of the Bruce Highway from Cairns to Mackay.

Work is also underway on the Burke Development Road at Cloncurry, the Flinders Highway at Charters Towers, McKinlay and Richmond, the Wills Development Road and multiple roads in Winton.

The Barkly Highway has reopened from the Cloncurry to the Northern Territory border after emergency works, along with the Diamantina Developmental Road from Boulia to Cloncurry and the Mount Isa to Duchess road.

Still on the agenda is a plan to reopen affect sections of the Flinders Highway to one lane, with bridge inspections on the two O’Connell bridges and the Alice Creek bridge already complete.

The Mount Isa rail line has also been badly affected by the flooding.