Road­works take time

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

JOHN Phillips (let­ters, 16/4) on his road to nowhere com­ment is not com­par­ing ap­ples with ap­ples in ref­er­ence to the sink hole that ap­peared in Sheri­dan St in the city, and the Sandy Creek cross­ing at Mt Peter Rd south of Ed­mon­ton that was washed away in a sig­nif­i­cant rain event in Fe­bru­ary.

A steep gully and cut out at the Sandy Creek cross­ing re­quires pipes to be man­u­fac­tured and trans­ported back to Cairns to un­der­take the works.

I ar­ranged a let­ter to be sent to all af­fected res­i­dents de­tail­ing works to be done and a time frame.

I or­gan­ised an on-site meet­ing with about 40 in­ter­ested res­i­dents last Sun­day and have ar­ranged a meet­ing with their rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the en­gi­neer to un­der­stand the struc­tural in­tegrity is­sues of the works.

Works will start this month, weather per­mit­ting, with the road par­tially opened in early May and the job com­pleted early June 2018. Cr Brett Moller, Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil, Divi­sion 1

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