The Redbank Plains Road bridge at Blackstone will be fully closed this weekend for important repair works.
The critical final repairs to the bridge over the Cunningham Highway will allow it to re-open to two-way traffic next week for the first time since it was struck by a heavy vehicle in March.
Transport and Main Roads Metro Regional Director Patrick Dennehy said the repairs, which were also set to close an outbound lane of Cunningham Highway, were crucial in ensuring the overpass would return to normal operation.
“Due to the nature of the concreting works required, the overpass will close to all traffic from 5pm Saturday (17 July) through to 5am Monday (19 July),” Mr Dennehy said.
“The Redbank Plains Road bridge will re-open to westbound traffic only on Monday, before being re-opened to two-way traffic later in the week after final inspections are undertaken.”
Mr Dennehy said traffic detours would be in place during the weekend closure.
“I would like to thank road users and the local community for their patience during these repairs and since the bridge was damaged in March,” he said.
“Traffic control and signs will be in place on the Cunningham Highway and Redbank Plains Road during the closure.
“Motorists are reminded to allow extra time when planning their journey.”
Due to the repair works, the left lane of the Cunningham Highway under the bridge is planned to be closed for one week from 5am Thursday (15 July).
For more information, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search ‘Conditions of Operations Database’, visit the QLD Traffic website www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, email email@example.com or phone 3066 4338 during business hours.