Road Conditions - Increased Vehicle Eligibility, Bremer River Bridge, Warrego Highway, Karalee

Information from Department of Transport and Main Roads, Heavy Vehicles Unit (19/2/24)

Restrictions remain 

Class 1 overmass vehicles exceeding 42.5 tonnes remain restricted from travelling over the Bremer River Bridge in the westbound lanes of the Warrego Highway at Karalee. 

Contraflow width update 

The width for eligible vehicle combinations has been updated effective immediately. Class 1 heavy vehicles between 5m - 10m may use the cross-over facility on the Warrego Highway at the Bremer River Bridge, providing they are compliant with conditions of travel. 

Operating conditions

Eligible vehicles can access the cross-over provided a copy of the approved temporary variation letter - Bremer River Bridge Restriction is used in conjunction with your current permit. If you do not have a current permit please apply through the NHVR Portal for access for the cross-over. 

Vehicles exceeding these mass requirements or that exceed 10m in width may apply through the NHVR Portal for further assessment. 

Operators are responsible for booking QPS escorts. Operators without an approved permit, variation letter and confirmed QPS booking will not be permitted to travel. 

Travel will be permitted on the cross-over under TMR traffic control arrangements between 11pm and 4am every night, subject to Queensland Police Service resourcing and availability. 

Operators are required to park-up at the Dinmore Truck Pads (westbound) prior to entering the cross-over and await instructions from traffic controllers to proceed. 

Operators must contact RoadTek on 0448 396 514 or (Alternate 0409 962 177) to advise the approximate time of arrival. 

Alternate Route

Vehicles exceeding 42.5 tonnes and up to 7.5m wide and/or 60m long and/or 6.2m high 

  • May travel via Cunninghams Gap as an alternate route to the Warrego Highway. 
  • You must have a current permit for the Cunningham Highway 
  • You must email three days prior to travel to notify the project team of your intention to travel through the work site
  • You must contact the project team on channel UHF45 if you require assistance to travel through the site.

Check your route before you start your journey

We are continuously monitoring, assessing and reviewing our roads, bridges and culverts across Queensland. Conditions can change quickly, particularly due to weather. Restrictions are implemented to maintain ongoing safety for all road users.

It is your responsibility to make sure you're using up-to-date information when you assess the suitability of your route.

You must check the Conditions of Operation Database before you start your journey.

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