Captain Cook Highway Roadworks Underway

Works to widen the Captain Cook Highway south of Craiglie have kicked off.

This $5 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Road Safety Program.

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the upgrades were being funded as part of a $44.1 million investment across Far North Queensland under the Road Safety Program.

“Works will see two kilometres approaching Craiglie widened, improving safety for locals who travel this stretch each and every day.

“Shoulder widening, the installation of guardrails and wide centre line treatments will also be installed to further reduce the risk of head on crashes.”

State Member for Cook Cynthia Lui was pleased to see works kicking off this month.

“Locals will already notice works on the ground, which has included the removal of a stand of trees from the roadside,” Ms Lui said.

“We understand the importance of Cairns’ rich natural environment and are committed to ensuring the best environmental outcomes when we complete any form of roadworks.

“Once completed, this project will complement the other important projects being delivered in the Far North for the benefit of locals and tourists alike.”

Other local roadworks projects funded under the Road Safety Program include $8 million for shoulder widening and wide centre line treatments north of Mossman on the Mossman Daintree Road.

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