Craiglie residents are reporting experiencing significant traffic issues with traffic from both sides of Beor Street not being able to safely turn onto the highway due to the volume of traffic.
Traffic congestion is impacting both the busy residential estate and the industrial estate. Congestion is expected to worsen with further planned traffic works.
DouglasNews.Network understands that safety works on Captain Cook Highway just south of Craiglie, are planned, with stakeholders recently advised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
In order to improve road and driver safety, the project will include shoulder widening, vegetation removal, the installation of guardrails and wide centre line treatments.
Local residents have expressed particular concern that as part of the works, a stand of trees within the TMR road reserve will be removed to meet safety standards.
The project is expected to begin next month with road crews onsite from 6am to 6pm.
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.
If you require further information about these works, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Martinelli, Communications Advisor, by email at Peter.V.Martinelli@tmr.qld.gov.au or by telephone on 4045 7335.
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Should there be a roundabout at Beor Street? Do we need more traffic lights in Craiglie?