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Road Conditions

Council staff have not been able to travel all dirt roads. Travel on these roads should be at your own discretion. Council will make updates as soon as they become available.

Road Conditions - 18th January 2021 @ 7:00am

State-controlled road number

Road name

Shire

Reason for closure +

Road Condition^

please select from the list below

 

Additional information if required

14D

Julia Creek to Richmond

McKinlay Shire

 

Open to all vehicles

Drive with caution.

78A

Julia Creek to Burke and Wills

McKinlay Shire

 

Open to all vehicles

Drive with caution. Culvert works in proress at Cerebrus Creek CH 131km. Traffic lights in use on bypass road.

5807

Julia Creek to Kynuna

McKinlay Shire

 

Open to all vehicles

Drive with caution. 

14E

Julia Creek to Cloncurry

McKinlay Shire

 

Open to all vehicles

Drive with caution.

13H Kynuna to Cloncurry Mckinlay Shire   Open to all vehicles

Drive with caution. 

McKinlay Shire Roads

Arizona Braeside Road   Open with caution Roadworks being carried out. Drive with caution. Traffic control on road.
Gilliat Plains Road   Open with caution Roadworks being carried out. Drive with caution. Traffic control on road.
Minnamere Road   Open with caution Roadworks being carried out. Drive with caution. Traffic control on road.
Oorindi Road   Open with caution Roadworks being carried out. Drive with caution. Traffic control on road.
Gidyea Bug Byway (Julia Creek to McKinlay)
Fully Sealed
  OPEN WITH CAUTION Drive with caution.
Taldora Road
80km sealed, 140km unsealed
  OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads,
Ivellen Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Penola 2 Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Percol Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Alisona Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Kelloshiel Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Nelia/Yorkshire Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Coolreagh Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Etta Plains Rd   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Dalgonally/Millungera Rd   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Old Normanton 1 Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Old Normanton 2 Road/Dalgonally Lane   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Nelia-Bunda Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Malpas/Trenton Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Punchbowl Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Kynuna Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Cannington Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Dancers Valley Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Toolebuc Road, McKinlay   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Minnamere Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Kynuna - Middleton Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Combo Waterhole Road, Kynuna   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Kelloshiel Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Lyrian Doravale Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Byrimine Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Beensfield Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Proa Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Eulolo Rd   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Alisona Rd   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.
Bezuma Road   OPEN WITH CAUTION Please use discretion, caution and vigilance when travelling on our local unsealed roads.

DISCLAIMER - This information is provided as a guide only. Road conditions can change at any time, without notice.

Before Travelling, please check the Qld Traffic website

Flood Cameras

Council has four river web cameras situated at key locations in the Shire. The cameras take three photos every day and are very useful for determining road access during the wet season. To view the latest images refer to the Flood cameras webpage

 

Important information for motorists: COVID-19 Queensland Border Restrictions are in effect.

Truck Stops to stay open for drivers carrying essential frieght.
Staying at home, avoiding non-essential travel will help reduce the spread of coronavirus and save lives. Entry into Queensland for essential travel is only permitted to persons who are eligible for an exemption and who have a Queensland Entry Pass. Visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au for information, exemption eligibility and applying for an entry pass.

Road Strategy Report

Council have seen an opportunity to develop this Road Strategy Report as a living document and to continue to engage community through the formation of the McKinlay Shire Roads Strategy Committee. It is the intention of Council that this committee remain in place to ensure grass roots discussion and input of local knowledge across the Shire informs the direction of future Council development, maintenance and expenditure on road infrastructure.

Council needs to be able to provide residents with a clear commitment of service level for roads that allow for economic prosperity whilst maintaining solid financial management of Council, State and Federal funds.

Your feedback can help identify road damage in the region.

McKinlay Shire Council is partnering with Townsville engineering firm AECOM to deliver the NDRRA Flood Restoration Works Program.

The current works are being done to repair the Shire’s road and drainage network following severe weather events in 2014. The 2014 event program’s total repair and restoration effort is expected to continue through until June 2016 with a forecast works value over $5M. During this time, Council will also be continuing with its normal capital and road maintenance works.

Inspection of road damage in the region has also progressed. Community members are being encouraged to help identify the damage by providing photographs and information on the location, extent and source of road damage. This may identify both routine road damage, and issues related to disaster events, which can enable a timely response and repair.

In addition to the road damage, Council is also interested in the community’s views on ‘wish list’ items for future infrastructure improvements. What improvements would you like to see? What is on your ‘wish list’?  For example – floodways, culverts, road upgrades, or level changes. Your views will help to shape the future of the Shire.

You can provide information and feedback online by completing this feedback form.

Following the inspections and assessment of road damage, repairs will be prioritised into a schedule of works. 

It’s important to remember that Council’s first priority is to ensure the safety of the community. The priorities for repairing roads will be determined by a number of factors such as safety requirements, extent of damage, funding arrangements and levels of road usage (traffic volumes).

Further information on the NDDRA Flood Restoration Works Program is available in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Remember to check Council’s website and Facebook page for updates on the NDDRA program. You can also contact Council on 4746 7166 or email at reception@mckinlay.qld.gov.au