Road­works a mat­ter of tribu­la­tion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

LOOSE gravel on road­works on Cape Tribu­la­tion Rd has caused a spate of com­plaints and com­ment on so­cial me­dia.

In­fra­struc­ture Man­ager Michael Kriede­mann told the

coun­cil is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the prob­lems and is also seek­ing feed­back from res­i­dents who may have been af­fected.

While the re­seal works in all lo­ca­tions was com­pleted to fed­eral and state main road stan­dards, “the rapidly chang­ing weather con­di­tions along the Cape Tribu­la­tion Rd sec­tion posed unique chal­lenges for Coun­cil’s con­trac­tor”, he said.

Cape Tribu­la­tion Rd was swept on Tues­day, Au­gust 9, to re­move any loose stones from the sur­face.

“Ad­di­tional warn­ing sig­nage ad­vis­ing mo­torists of loose stones on the road were put up on Satur­day af­ter fur­ther re­ports of ex­ces­sive stones on the road sur­face,” Mr Kriede­mann said.

Re­gard­ing residue on ve­hi­cles us­ing the road, he said it was likely a com­bi­na­tion of kerosene, bi­tu­men and rain­wa­ter and Coun­cil rec­om­mends lightly spray­ing the af­fected pan­els with kerosene, wip­ing off with a rag then a soapy wash and wax/pol­ish

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