Safety upgrades locked in for major Cairns intersections

Safety upgrades locked in for major Cairns intersectionsSelected intersections along major Cairns roads will be earmarked for safety upgrades as part of a $44.1 million Federal Government program across Far North Queensland.

Upgraded intersections will be selected based on a specific criterion, including the type of intersection and crash history.

Works will include the installation of new pedestrian signals, widening of footpaths, reconfiguring turning lanes for improved safety and traffic flow and new lanes to safely pass bike riders at selected intersections.

The works are funded under the Federal Government’s commitment of $783 million toward road safety improvements through the $3 billion Road Safety Program.

The Road Safety Program supports the fast roll out of lifesaving road safety treatments on rural and regional roads and greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, in urban areas.

Other projects funded under the Road Safety Program in Far North Queensland include $5 million to widen the Captain Cook Highway south of Craiglie, and $8 million for shoulder widening and wide centre line treatments on the Mossman Daintree Road north of Mossman.

Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the upgrade would also include improvements for pedestrians.

“Works are expected to be completed in mid-2022, weather and construction conditions permitting,” Healy said.

“This is a big win for Cairns locals and I look forward to seeing work continue to progress on the project.”

For more information on the Road Safety Program, click here.



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