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Kidd Bridge closure leads to traffic congestion

Council staff have improved traffic control at Normanby Bridge.
Council staff have improved traffic control at Normanby Bridge. Craig Warhurst

THE traffic congestion near Normanby Bridge which goes hand in hand with the inundation of Kidd Bridge was a little slower to build yesterday, and was eased by additional traffic control by Gympie Regional Council staff.

The Kidd Bridge was closed from Monday night until yesterday evening, forcing thousands of residents from the Southside, Glastonbury, Widgee, Jones Hill, The Dawn and the Mary Valley to squeeze through the bottleneck of Normanby Bridge into Gympie.

At peak traffic times, this bottleneck can cause delays of almost an hour getting across the Mary River.

But the additional traffic control yesterday was holding up cars on the Bruce Hwy so that the vehicles coming off Normanby Bridge could be quickly cleared.

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