Damage shuts alternate Gap route
THE Gatton-Clifton Road, which has been named as a recommended alternate route following the intermittent closure of Cunningham’s Gap was closed on Saturday afternoon and re-opened yesterday about 4pm.
A Clifton police spokesman said they closed the road about 2.30pm due to “severe road damage”.
A Main Roads spokeswoman said the closure was a result of floodwaters, which reached up to 1.5 metres, on the side track on Kings Creek Bridge.
“The side track was inspected as soon as floodwaters had receded. The road was reopened at 4pm (yesterday) afternoon following some minor repairs,” the spokeswoman said.
“The Gatton-Clifton Road continues to be regularly inspected to maintain safety and road conditions.”
Despite having been listed as a possible alternative route for light vehicles while work is carried out at Cunningham’s Gap, Transport and Main Roads strongly suggests vehicles first consider travelling through Toowoomba.
A reminder to motorists the Cunningham Highway will be closed at The Gap during daylight hours this week.
Cunningham’s Gap will be closed from 6am to 6pm each day until Sunday so urgent safety work can be carried out around potential landslides.
Motorists will be required to take alternative routes. The highway will be open to traffic between 6pm and 6am each day and will re-open from 6pm on December 20.
Drivers wishing to check for more recent information can subscribe for SMS updates – visit www.cunninghamhighwaysms.com.au and follow the prompts.
Alternatively, call 131940 or go to www.131940.qld.gov.au.