$3.4m highway upgrade
MOTORBIKE riders and other motorists will probably appreciate the $3.4 million upgrade of the Captain Cook Highway, between Palm Cove and Craiglie which began last week.
"Safety improvements are being made to 26km of winding coastal road, a section where there is very little room for driver error," Cook MP Jason O’Brien said.
"This is very important work, and I ask motorists to be patient while it is completed. There will inevitably be some disruption to traffic, but Main Roads is keeping it to a minimum."
More than two kilometres of new and upgraded guardrail will be installed at 18 priority locations on the road and more than 200 metres of rub rail installed at selected locations to reduce the risk of serious injury to motorcycle riders.
The existing delineation on the road will also be reworked to maximise traffic lane widths, and high visibility reflective pavement markers will be installed to help improve visibility at night and during rain or fog.
Additional high visibility warning signs will also be installed at various key locations.