Cherwell Creek Bridge Replacement Project

Cherwell Creek Bridge covered in flooded water and debris

Bridge to beat flooding

Motorists can look forward to improved safety and flood immunity with work set to begin on the Cherwell Creek Bridge Replacement.

Crews mobilised in January for the $6 million project on the Peak Downs Mine Access Road. The new bridge will be constructed beside the existing structure and will deliver an increased deck height by approximately seven meatures to provide Q100 flood immunity.

The existing bridge floods regularly in major rain events and closed in the recent floods caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Motorists driving between Moranbah and Dysart or accessing the surrounding mines won’t be impacted during early construction phases.

A further benefit this project will deliver for motorists is improved traffic flow. This is due to the widening of the bridge to 10 meters and increased speed limit of 100km up from 60km.

The project is made possible thanks to federal funding received from Round Two of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme (BRP). Council matched the Australian Government funding of $2.75 million and contributed a further $500,000.

Minor speed restrictions will be in place during construction. Motorists are advised to abide by roadwork signage.



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