WICET is currently upgrading a section of the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road which will result in the current two-lane carriageway being upgraded to four lanes for a two-kilometre stretch.
Both two-lane carriageways, including the resurfaced westbound roadway and second new bridge will soon be opened to traffic. It is expected this change will take effect between 11 and 13 December 2013.
Minor completion works requiring lane closures and reduced speed zones, will be in place up until 20 December 2013, however, only minimal disruptions are expected due to the increased capacity of both carriageways. Please note that until this date, road users are encouraged to take particular care in the area due to the implementation of temporary traffic controls until permanent line marking and signs are completed.
The additional opening of the right hand turning lane from WICET will not be undertaken until 16 December 2013.
By 20 December 2013, traffic travelling in both directions will utilise the upgraded road from east of Reid Road through to the Anabranch bridge and the speed limit for all traffic will be increased to 80km/hour (refer to map).
WICET is working to minimise any inconvenience and thank the community for their patience during construction.View Traffic Notice
Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd (WICET) is owned and being developed by existing and potential coal exporters located in Queensland to provide increased long term export coal capacity.
The Terminal will be located at Golding Point, to the west of the existing RG Tanna and Barney Point Terminals.
Once fully commissioned, the multi-billion dollar industry-owned and privately funded Terminal will provide over 80 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in additional export coal capacity through the Port of Gladstone.
The WICET consortium includes eight Stage One owners:
Currently under construction, WICET has the combined support of the Queensland Government, Gladstone Ports Corporation and other infrastructure providers to deliver the Project using an industry-owned and privately funded structure. The first coal shipments through the initial development of the new Terminal are planned from 2015.
Fact sheet – information about the WICET project (PDF 6.2MB)