Due to delays in the supply of critical materials, the closure of the Helen’s Hill heavy vehicle rest area has been extended.
The rest area is now expected to reopen on Thursday 14 April 2022, weather permitting.
Works on the Helen’s Hill heavy vehicle rest area are being undertaken to upgrade the entrance and exit points, and parking areas.
These works will improve road safety for heavy vehicles accessing the rest area and for motorists travelling along this section of the Bruce Highway according to a statement issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
Until Thursday 14 April 2022 the Helen’s Hill heavy vehicle rest area on the Bruce Highway will be temporarily closed.
The NHVR asks truck operators to plan their journey and manage fatigue accordingly.
Helen’s Hill heavy vehicle rest area is located about 17km south of Ingham.
There are several alternative vehicle rest areas recommended for drivers.
These include Christmas Creek heavy vehicle rest area, about 47km north of Townsville; and Rollingstone inspection and weigh pad site, about 65km north of Townsville.