Gladstone Regional Council has millions of dollars of Capital Works projects at various stages in progress across the Gladstone Region. Many of these are fully or partly funded, enabling infrastructure improvements for our region made possible through external funding, not ratepayer dollars.
These projects range from construction of new infrastructure to upgrades and safety improvements on our roads and water networks, parks, landfill and community use facilities. Bridge replacement works have been scheduled for various bridges within the Gladstone Region.
This page was created to provide transparent communications between Council and the Gladstone Region community regarding bridge works across our region. Follow this page by clicking on the '+Follow' button on top of the page and keep up to date with bridge projects when they occur across the Gladstone Region.
Project & Funding
Following regular condition assessments of bridges across our region, lots of design and preliminary work towards improvement of these valuable community assets has occurred and work on various timber bridges has been scheduled.
- Charnwood Road, Lowmead (Granite Creek) - Bridge Renewal
- Bindaree Road, Miriam Vale (Three Mile Creek) - Bridge Upgrade
- Stockbridge Road, Lowmead - Bridge Renewal at Ch 3.509km
- Stockbridge Road, Lowmead - Bridge Renewal at Ch 4.048km
The Bindaree Road Bridge Upgrade is funded under the State Government’s Local Economic Recovery (LER) Program.
The other above-mentioned bridge renewal projects are jointly funded by the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ Bridges Renewal Program – Round 5 and Gladstone Regional Council.
Contractors have started setting up work sites in some areas in preparation for bridge renewal/upgrades.
During this time, and when bridge work is carried out, please be aware of the presence of road crews, mobilisation of heavy machinery and materials, noise and dust within the site area, please drive cautiously through the works area and adhere to all construction signs and directions.
Works are expected to take two to three months to complete, weather permitting.
Please be aware that as bridge works progress along these various bridges, there will be workers, heavy machinery in the area, and at times, changed traffic conditions.
Please be safety conscious and follow any signage or directions.
Why do these bridges need replacing?
Deteriorating bridge conditions could increase risks of bridge failure, increase maintenance costs, and potentially lead to lengthy, unplanned bridge/road closures. These new bridges also open up the community road network to heavy vehicles as the current bridges have maximum load limits in place.
These bridge renewal/upgrade works are part of many upgrades and safety improvements to our region’s roads.
Council appreciates your cooperation and patience while we work to provide you with an improved structure requiring reduced need for maintenance.