Update – Gradys Creek and Lions Roads Bridge Renewal Program

Gradys Creek Road closed at Murrays Bridge, approximately 10.5km from Summerland Way – use Mount Lindesay Road for travel between New South Wales and Queensland

Council has started work on the first stage of a three stage project to replace six bridges on Gradys Creek and Lions Roads using $2 million funding received through the Australian Government’s Bridge Renewal Program. During the project, there will be a total of three road closures between January and August 2017.

Stage one of the program is replacement of Boyles (No.2) Bridge, 13.9km on Gradys Creek Road (20t load limit) and Murrays Bridge, 10.5km on Gradys Creek Road (20t load limit). Council is able to leave Boyles (No.2) Bridge in position while the replacement bridge is constructed but this is not possible at Murrays Bridge due to site constraints. The road was closed at Murrays Bridge on 9 January 2017 and is expected to reopen mid April 2017 when the replacement bridge is complete. During this closure, the best route for travel between New South Wales and Queensland is via Summerland Way and Mount Lindesay Highway. Access to all properties from rural road number 1085 and above, and to all properties on Glen Arvin Road, Brindle Creek Road, Main Creek Road, Tree Fern Road and Lions Road is via Lynches Creek using Simes Road and Lynches Creek Road. 

Later closures will be at Heards Bridge on Gradys Creek Road, 5.5km from Summerland Way (20t), and Lions Road Bridge on Lions Road, 0.58km from Gradys Creek Road (2t).

The new bridges will remove the need for load limits and reduce the incidence of road closures due to flooding on Lions Road and Gradys Creek Road. In the meantime, the preferred route for all travel between New South Wales and Queensland is via Mount Lindesay Road.

Gradys Creek Road and Lions Road are currently particularly unsuited for heavy vehicles and caravans.

Council has produced two booklets with information on the project for the benefit of residents and the community.

Gradys Creek and Lions Road Bridge Renewal Project Information (November 2016)

Gradys Creek and Lions Road Bridge Renewal Project Update (March 2017)