Cam­eras are non-starter

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Gizelle Ghidella

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.”

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