Four-wheel drive track set to reopen


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Fallen trees have closed parts of the Bloomfield Track since Tuesday. The full length of the popular four-wheel drive trail is expected to reopen today. IMAGE: Facebook.

DOUGLAS Shire Council is expected to reopen the full length of the Bloomfield Track this morning following extensive works.

Council has been conducting extensive tree clearing and emergent stabilising of the bank near Woobadda Creek.

The southern section from Cape Tribulation to Emmagen Creek was also closed early this week due to fallen trees, also as a result of the heavy winds on Monday night.

“Civil staff have inspected the Bloomfield road (yesterday) and are satisfied it will be safe for road users to travel on by mid-morning,” Council said on its website.

“In the meantime the Bloomfield Track remains open from Cape Tribulation to Emmagen Creek, with only the northern section closed until final repairs are completed in the morning (today).

“Council wishes to thank all road users who have obeyed the road closure directions on the Bloomfield Track and understands the inconvenience the road closures have caused some road users.”

Council staff will still be working on the road to clear debris from drains today and road users are asked to take care around the work sites along the road.

Motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions at all times and if it's flooded, forget it.

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