the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will commence the second stage of culvert replacement works on Captain Cook Highway (CCH), at Parker Creek crossing, Mossman, from Monday 17 April 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.
The second stage of works has been brought forward to minimise impacts on road users and the local community during the tourism season. The project will involve replacing the culvert under the road and carrying out resurfacing works over the culvert crossing. A footpath on the crossing’s western side will also be installed to improve pedestrian safety.
Most of the work will be carried out in the day with some night works as required. Crews will be onsite between 6 am and 6 pm for day works and between 6 pm and 6 am for night works.
For the safety of road users and maintenance crews, changed traffic conditions will be in place, including reduced speed limits and single lane operation under coordination of traffic controllers during the works.
From early May 2023, traffic conditions through the worksite will be single lane operation via temporary traffic signals. This will allow crew to work in a larger capacity under the road to fast-track completion of this second stage of works. Crews will monitor queue lengths to minimise impacts. Motorists should expect 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.
The project is expected to be completed in mid-2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.