Road­works sus­pen­sion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

RE­PAIRS of Port Dou­glas Rd will be sus­pended dur­ing key Car­ni­vale events.

Port Dou­glas Rd be­tween the round­abouts of Bar­rier St and Ulysses Av­enue is be­ing re­paired from wet weather dam­age and was ex­pected to be com­pleted by mid-May.

The road­works have caused delays of up to 10 min­utes for in­bound and out­bound traf­fic as only one lane is open.

How­ever Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads spokes­woman Jane Bax­ter said the depart­ment is aware of the im­por­tance of Car­ni­vale to the Port Dou­glas com­mu­nity and the sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of vis­i­tors it at­tracts.

‘‘ If there are delays to com­ple­tion, any re­main­ing works will be sus­pended dur­ing key Car­ni­vale events,’’ she said.

‘‘Mo­torists are en­cour­aged to drive care­fully and be mind­ful of the ad­di­tional traf­fic on the roads dur­ing Car­ni­vale cel­e­bra­tions.

‘‘ We rec­om­mend mo­torists fac­tor in ad­di­tional trav­el­ling time so they ar­rive safely and en­joy all the events.’’

Mean­while, Port Dou­glas Se­nior Sergeant Damian Mead­ows said for peo­ple to en­joy them­selves this Car­ni­vale but do not even con­tem­plate drink-driv­ing.

‘‘Traf­fic Branch po­lice will be up here all over the place us­ing marked and un­marked ve­hi­cles, they will be do­ing sta­tion­ary and static RBTs, so don’t take the chance and drink-drive,’’ he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the lat­est traf­fic and travel in­for­ma­tion, visit www.131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40.

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