MOTORISTS travelling on the PDR over the next few months should be prepared for changed conditions around Coen.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is conducting culvert rehabilitation works at four locations.
“These works are part of our regular structures maintenance program to ensure the continued safety and reliability of bridges and culverts on the state-controlled road network,” a TMR representative said.
“The culverts are located about 6, 13 and 19 kilometres north of Coen and 2km south of Coen.”
Work to construct side tracks will start on Monday, June 26.
Culvert works will follow and will take about 12 weeks to complete for all four sites, weather and construction conditions permitting.
TMR said crews would be on site between 6am and 6pm on a 14-day rotational roster consisting of 10 days on and four days off.
“For the safety of road users and maintenance crews, changed traffic conditions will be in place including speed reductions, single lane closures and temporary single lane side track at two of the sites, under the coordination of traffic controllers and/or traffic lights,” the spokesperson said.
“Variable Message Signs will be in place to warn motorists about the changed traffic conditions. Road users should plan their travel accordingly.”