Richmond Shire Road Report
Click here to visit the Richmond Shire Council website for the most recent road reports.
PLEASE NOTE: Richmond Shire Council road reports only apply to the roads within the Richmond Shire boundary and not neighbouring shires.
It is advised that motorists proceed with EXTREME CAUTION travelling on all roads during wet weather. Not all roads may have been inspected at the time the current report was released and conditions are constantly changing. Shoulders of sealed roads generally become soft during heavy rain events and movement off the bitumen is discouraged.
ROAD REPORTS ARE ISSUED FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC AND WE ASK FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
The 131940 Traffic & Travel Information (TTI) website has been designed to provide road users with a real-time view of activities occurring on major Queensland roads. This provides road users with a resource tool to make informed travel decisions. Site users will be able to view:
· Traffic alerts, traffic flow and road conditions
· Information on current road works
· Information on special events (e.g. sporting events, Anzac Day marches, etc.)
· Images from web cameras located in different parts of Queensland.
Travellers can access this information by phoning 13 19 40 or visiting the 13 19 40 website.
Road Conditions, Distances and Further Information
Please note these are the general conditions of each road and weather events are not taken into account. For a current up-to-date report on closures etc. on each road please contact Kronosaurus Korner.
FLINDERS HIGHWAY (EAST – HUGHENDEN 115KM, CHARTERS TOWERS 366KM & TOWNSVILLE 498KM)
Fully sealed double lane highway, with narrower areas between Hughenden, Prairie and Torrens Creek. In wet conditions, road can be cut at some of the smaller creeks along the highway. Motorists need to be aware of pot holes and other damage however road is in good condition.
FLINDERS HIGHWAY (WEST - JULIA CREEK 148KM, CLONCURRY 286KM & MOUNT ISA 405KM)
Fully sealed double lane highway with some narrow sections. In wet conditions road can be cut by some rivers / creeks along the way.
RICHMOND TO CROYDON ROAD 379KM
The Richmond to Croydon Road has approximately 150km single lane sealed, spilt into sections and 229km single lane unsealed. The unsealed sections can change quickly with rain and can have bull dust patches and corrugation. The road is suitable for 4wd and High Clearance Vehicles and not recommended for small vehicles such as sedans etc.
RICHMOND TO WINTON ROAD 228KM
The Richmond to Winton Road has approximately 140km single lane sealed and 88km single lane unsealed. Recommended to 4wd or High Clearance vehicles only. Some areas have black soil and when wet can become very dangerous, very quickly. Some corrugation.
ROADS IN OTHER SURROUNDING SHIRES
While travelling in Outback Queensland it pays to be aware of road conditions in surrounding Shire's especially during wet season when the road you are travelling on may merge into another Shire. Neighbouring Shires include: