Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) will be carrying out safety upgrades and investigation works to several intersections on Captain Cook Highway (CCH) between Port Douglas and Mossman.

These works are part of a Queensland Government’s $112 million Targeted Road Safety Program being delivered across the state.

The program targets funding to help reduce trauma on roads identified as high risk and provide long term improvements to traffic flow and safety at key intersections.

Highlights of the scope of works in the Douglas Shire are:

  • Upgrade works at Heritage Lane intersection
  • Upgrade works at Mossman – Mt Molloy Road intersection
  • Street lighting assessment from Shannonvale Road to Parker Creek culvert
  • Speed limit assessment from Parker Creek culvert to Mill Street

Works will begin at Heritage Lane intersection, in late April/early May, with the project expected to be completed by late-2020.

Most of the works will be carried out as day works, however some night works may also be required.

Crews will be onsite between 6am and 6pm for day works and between 6pm and 6am for night works.

All efforts will be made to minimise noise during night works after 11pm.

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 under the coordination of traffic controllers including temporary speed limit reductions and single lane operation.

Road users should expect minor delays and plan their journeys accordingly.

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

DTMR Communications officers will be in touch with residents adjacent or near the proposed works.