Truckies’ new way around flood-damaged northern GC

An alternative temporary route will let truck drivers to get access to parts of the northern Gold Coast, restricted in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.

The closure of the Alan Wilkie Bridge near Yatala (damage pictured below) meant that B-doubles had not been able to access the gazetted section of Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road from Stanmore Road in Wolffdene for the past couple of weeks.

The Palaszczuk Government has fast-tracked the temporary alternate route.


It will now allow freight to travel along the section of Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, north of the Stanmore Road intersection and joining with the currently gazetted route at Logan River Rd.

Alan Wilke Bridge at Stanmore Road, Yatala PHOTO: Felicity Kilby

“Across the state we’ve been working extremely hard ever since ex-Cyclone Debbie passed through to restore access and ensure the freight industry can continue to work as efficiently as possible,” Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.

“That’s why we prioritised the review of alternative routes for truck drivers who would normally access Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road via the Alan Wilkie Bridge on Stanmore Road,” he added.

“We’ll monitor conditions on the alternate route until the Alan Wilkie Bridge is restored and the previous access can resume.”

Click here for copy of the approved alternative route.