This project, jointly funded by the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ Bridges Renewal Program Round 4 and Gladstone Regional Council involves:
- Gorge Road - Baffle Creek Crossing - replacing structure, increasing load limit (15T to 160T).
- John Clifford Way - Hobble Creek Crossing - replacing structure, increasing load limit (10T to 160T).
Gladstone Regional Council appreciates the strong interest in this project and after listening to community concerns the scope of works for this project was reviewed. Bridges have been worked on one at a time, enabling one bridge to remain open while the other was closed and worked on.
Community Information and Drop-In Sessions were held on 8 and 10 February 2022.
Project & Funding
Lots of design and preliminary work towards improvement of these valuable community assets has occurred and
Council remains committed to delivering these two new bridges.
Durable concrete bridges will benefit the community with improved safety and user experience, greater load capacity
and reduced need for maintenance.
The Lowmead Bridges Replacement project is funded by the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ Bridges Renewal Program Round 4 and Gladstone Regional Council.
External funding of $1.4 Million ($700,000 for each bridge) is being provided by the Federal Government. Council is matching funding and providing further contributions to the bridge projects.
Works Contract Awarded
Council, at its 21 September 2021 General Meeting, awarded a contract to VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd for design and construction of two concrete bridges.
Community Defibrillator Access
Council purchased a defibrillator for community use during the construction period. On completion of the Lowmead Bridges Replacement project the defibrillator will be relocated and made available across our region when other timber bridge replacement work is planned.
Q&As - Community Information Session Responses
John Clifford & Gorge Road Bridges
Emergency Services & Community Defibrillator
Granite Creek Culvert
John Clifford Way - Hobble Creek Crossing
- Concerns that John Clifford Way is unsealed and has a 100km/h speed limit. This is very dangerous especially with the bend before the bridge.
- The blind corner leading up to the bridge is a concern, with the speed. There are a lot of blind crests and the road is unsealed.
- Can Transport and Main Roads be contacted about the Bruce Highway and John Clifford Way intersection as it is a hazard and concern for lives?
Project Updates & Questions
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Emergency Services are asked to consider longer travel times to access areas.
In an emergency, residents should call the Police, Fire or Ambulance Services as early as possible.