PEDESTRIANS will be able to enjoy a walk down Warner Street in Port Douglas with a new concrete footpath set to be installed in coming weeks.

Douglas Shire Council today resolved to transfer $100,000 in capital works project savings towards finishing the footpath between Grant Street and Owen Street.

Stage one of the Warner St upgrade project cost $551,825.

This included kerb and channels works, construction of multiple new stormwater inlet pits, underground stormwater pipes, raising the finished level of the informal parking areas and improving the surface drainage.

Some reconstruction work will be required at the intersection of Grant Street and Owen Street to ensure the concrete footpath ties into the existing clay pavers at these locations.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the footpath would help activate the area.

“Many people enjoy walking under the cool shade of the rosewood trees,” he said.

“The new footpath will provide a safe journey for pedestrians and give motorists more confidence when driving down the street.”

Council is continuing important works with 149 individual projects valued at $25 million and a further $20 million in disaster recovery projects under management.

Some recently completed project highlights include urgent repairs at the Mossman Pool, CCTV and solar lighting, wheelchair access at Port Haven, new fence at the Port Douglas tennis club and the park shade renewal program.

Works are continuing on key projects such as the Port Douglas Sugar Wharf upgrade, Whyanbeel Causeway, Teamster Park and Murphy Street Landslip Repairs.

Visit the Warner St Upgrade project page here