Roadworks a matter of tribulation
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