B-double application rejected by council
AN APPLICATION by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator for a B-double truck permit application seeking to open new roads to the 25 metre long vehicles was denied by the council.
The North Burnett Regional Council denied an earlier application on the same route in April 2016 after deeming the road unsuitable for large B-double vehicles.
The route covers Boomerang Rd, Humphrey Binjour Rd, GayndahMundubbera Rd and the main roads in and out of Gayndah.
The council concluded that the Burnett River crossing consisted of very steep grades in and out, exceeding the absolute maximum grades.
The narrow bridge structure is also unsuitable for large B-double vehicles at just 3.75 metres wide between the curb points.
The road and bridge would need complete upgrades at a considerable cost for construction and long term maintenance.
On this basis, the council denied the application for B-double access on that section of road.