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THE entry into Townsville from the north will be closed for consecutive nights as authorities scramble to demolish a damaged railway overpass.
Night drivers on the Bruce Highway near Yabulu are being called on to help plan the demolition of a railway overpass damaged in a bridge strike.
There were hopes the overpass may be able to be fixed by removing the damaged span but Queensland Rail has ruled the overpass needs to be demolished, following an attempt to remove the span.
The closure could lead to traffic hold ups along the Bruce Highway.The Bruce Highway will need to be closed at the site and will likely be closed for three consecutive nights, from 8pm to 4am.
The Hinchinbrook Shire Council posted an alert to residents on July 31, with the Department of Transport and Main Roads seeking feedback from the community which uses that stretch of highway.
The demolition has been scheduled for about late August or early September, although the dates will factor in feedback, traffic numbers and avoid Cowboys games and school holidays.
Feedback will be used to determine when the closures will have the least impact on drivers and motorists can send their thoughts by email to engagement.northern @tmr.qldgov.au before close of business tomorrow.
This article first appeared on www.townsvillebulletin.com.au
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