Dangerous turn-off audit
A SAFETY audit is being undertaken by Main Roads on the notorious Port Douglas turn-off on Captain Cook Highway.
This comes after organisers recently dropped a petition that was pushing for a roundabout as a solution to the intersection, where accidents are continuing to occur.
One of the organisers of the peti- tion Michaela Flood said there were a number of reasons why the group decided to pull out.
“There was a petition already signed with 500 signatures and we decided a petition doesn’t have the same impact today as social media,” Ms Flood said. “Jason O’Brien took it to parliament and it’s been said the land on the western side is privately owned and that’s why there can’t be roundabout.”
Cr Julia Leu said money should not be an issue when it comes to public safety.
“The time has come to when we need to seriously consider a roundabout and of course there is a cost, there is always a cost in negotiating and exercising land,’’ she said.
“We have to keep trying, we have had a number of accidents in recent times and there are clearly issues in terms of the intersection being unsafe.”