Roadworks on the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd near the Saltwater Creek bridge have been causing delays.
Roadworks on the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd near the Saltwater Creek bridge have been causing delays. Carlie Walker

Roadworks on M'boro-Hervey Bay Rd to halt on show days

ROADWORKS on the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd will be suspended on Thursday and Friday to minimise traffic impacts during the Fraser Coast Show.

A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesman said earthworks were being done near the Saltwater Creek bridge in preparation for a guardrail to be installed in the coming months.

Minor vegetation clearing to form wider road shoulders and reduce roadside hazards was also under way, he said.

"For the safety of roadworkers and motorists, single-lane closures are in place between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday due to the traffic volumes on this road during peak hours," the spokesman said.

"On-site traffic controllers actively manage queue lengths and traffic flows during lane closures to minimise delays as much as possible, however motorists may experience short delays if travelling between these hours and should factor in additional travel time."

A minor crash near the worksite may have contributed to delays on Tuesday.

The spokesman said outside of 9am to 3pm, crews worked off the roadway within the road shoulders with a reduced speed limit in place.

He said road safety was the department's highest priority and work on the 1km section of road near Dundathu began last week.

Motorists have been reminded to observe all warning signs when approaching roadworks and to be aware of changed conditions.

For more information on traffic conditions, phone 131 940 or visit www.131940.qld.gov.au.



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