B-dou­ble ap­pli­ca­tion re­jected by coun­cil

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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