Electrical works will be carried out as part of a lighting upgrade along Captain Cook Highway (CCH) in Mossman, near Maxwell Street South to the Mossman Motel Entrance from February 15 2021.

These works are part of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) $2.4 million project of safety treatments along Captain Cook Highway (CCH) between Port Douglas and Mossman.

The works will involve placing electrical pipes into the ground along the road corridor and installing light poles and electrical pits. The works are expected to take eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Crews will be onsite between 6 am and 6 pm. 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.

Further works as part of this project will commence later this year and will include safety treatments at the below locations:

Forest Glen Road (Maxwell Street North) intersection

  • Installation of a right turning lane
  • Construction of a pedestrian refuge
  • Relocation of the southbound bus stop south of Maxwell Street.

Mossman Motel intersection

  • Installation of turning lanes

Mossman – Mt Molloy Road intersection

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

More information on commencement of these safety treatments will be provided closer to start of construction once the program of works is finalised.