Cameras are non-starter
THE Department of Transport and Main Roads told the
this week it has no plans “although it remains a possibility” to install point-topoint cameras on the Captain Cook Highway between Port Douglas and Cairns.
The cameras measure an average speed and are currently installed between Landsborough and Elimbah, Glasshouse Mountains and Landsborough and between Jimboomba and Park Ridge South.
Meanwhile, rehabilitation works are planned for Davidson Street (Port Douglas Road) to start on September 4, during school holidays and are expected to take three months to complete.
“We postponed the works to reduce the impact on the Port Douglas tourism season while ensuring they’d be finished before the wet season,” the department said. “The contractor will be asked to take measures to reduce the impact on local businesses.
“We are also planning to carry out resealing works on Macrossan Street between Wharf and Grant Street, over three nights later this year.
“We have consulted local business and Douglas Shire Council and we are allowing as much time as possible to avoid impacting peak tourist season.”