Traffic backs up on the Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road near the Splitters Creek crossing.
Traffic backs up on the Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road near the Splitters Creek crossing. Paul Donaldson

Traffic blockage at Splitters

TRAFFIC backed up for kilometres yesterday morning on the Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road due to work being carried out at the Splitters Creek crossing.

Commuter Paul Donaldson said he waited almost 45 minutes to get past the bridge due to the number of cars on the road.

“Apparently there were cars as far back as Sharon waiting to get through the lights,” he said.

Flooding late last week caused even more damage to the already destroyed road.

The road has been open to one lane of traffic to ensure safety and prevent further damage.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is reviewing the area to plan for major repairs.

“Crews are carrying out temporary works to keep the road open for motorists until major works can be completed,” a spokeswoman for the department said.

She said Main Roads was unable to safely open the road for two lanes of traffic until the works were completed.



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