Vehicles backed up for kilometres yesterday morning as drivers headed across the only cross-river link, Normanby Bridge.
Vehicles backed up for kilometres yesterday morning as drivers headed across the only cross-river link, Normanby Bridge. Renee Pilcher

Normanby Bridge traffic chaos builds

TRAFFIC chaos again descended on commuters from the western side of the Mary River yesterday as workers attempted to make their way to town with long lines of vehicles travelling very slowly across the only serviceable cross-river link.

The Normanby Bridge access was jammed with traffic with drivers taking more than an hour to travel less than 2km.

Opening of the Bruce Hwy, after floodwater receded, added to the traffic volume on the eastern side of the bridge as vehicle numbers grew in the peak period from 7.45am.

Yesterday's traffic problems and this week's flood further reinforced the need for a high level flood-free link to the Southside area to replace the half-a-century old bridges.

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