The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is commencing construction works on Captain Cook Highway (CCH) in Mossman from Monday 19 April 2021, weather permitting.

These works are part of the $2.4 million project of safety treatments along CCH between Port Douglas and Mossman to improve safety and traffic flow for road users.

The project will carry out safety treatments at the following locations:

Forest Glen Road (Maxwell Street North) intersection

  • Installation of a right turning lane
  • Construction of a pedestrian refuge
  • Removal of the southbound bus stop
  • Lighting upgrade

Mossman Motel and Holiday Villas intersection

  • Installation of turning lanes
  • Lighting upgrades

Mossman – Mt Molloy Road intersection

  • Installation of additional warning signage
  • Implementation of paint treatment on median strips

Killaloe Dump Road intersection to Parker Creek crossing

  • Resealing works at various locations

Crews will be onsite between 6 am and 6 pm, and the project is expected to be completed by mid-2021, weather permitting. Nearby residents and businesses may experience noise associated with the works, such as the sound of trucks, light machinery and vibrations while the work is carried out.

For the safety of road users and maintenance crews, changed traffic conditions will be in place including temporary speed limit reductions, and single lane operation under coordination of traffic controllers while the works are carried out. Road users should expect minor delays and plan their journeys accordingly.

Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be in place on the approaches to the work site to ensure motorists are aware of the changed traffic conditions. Changes in dates due to poor weather will be posted on the VMS.

If you require further information about these works, please contact me by telephone on 4045 7131 or via email to cairns.office@tmr.qld.gov.au.