$3.4m high­way up­grade

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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