December 6, 2022

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Douglas Shire / Bloomfield Track Closed Until End of January

Douglas Shire Council will be concreting a narrow section of the Bloomfield Track which will require a temporary closure between Luana Creek through to the Zig Zag Road turn-off.

Douglas Shire Council will be concreting a narrow section of the Bloomfield Track which will require a temporary closure between Luana Creek through to the Zig Zag Road turn-off.

Bloomfield Track / Credit Douglas Shire Council

The concrete will be laid across the width of the road and requires four to five days to cure before vehicles can drive on the pavement.

Located near Degarra and Wujal Wujal, Zig Zag Road is a dirt road with unsealed culvert crossings. The track is subject to flooding during wet weather and requires continual maintenance.

Douglas Shire Council is undertaking minor earthworks, crossroad storm water drainage, table drainage design and rigid pavement design to improve motorist safety on the track.

The improvements will reduce damage to the road during periods of heavy rainfall and enable the road to re-open after floodwaters have subsided.

Bloomfield Track, credit Douglas Shire Council

This stretch of road is constantly damaged during severe weather events and the pavement improvement will make it significantly more resilient.

The closure will commence Wednesday 19 January and weather permitting, will re-open Monday 31 January 2022.

In the event that heavy rain delays work, the opening day may be pushed back and if this occurs, a further update will be provided.

The construction team will however, be making every effort to avoid any delays.