9 June, 2022
Bypass planning underway
A $1.3 million planning study has been awarded to identify the alignment of a bypass around Mareeba.
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui has announced that AECOM would come onboard to undertake further planning on the proposed bypass.
“We know we need a better solution for the people of Mareeba, which would see the likes of heavy vehicles taken off the town’s main street,” Ms Lui said.
“At present, all traffic travels down Byrnes Street and right through Mareeba, which makes it difficult for locals and tourists.
“The further planning to be completed would see an alignment for the proposed bypass confirmed and will bring future works a step closer.”
Ms Lui said while works on the proposed Mareeba Bypass were currently unfunded, there was great benefit in getting the planning done now.
“Previous planning determined the preferred alignment of the northern section of the bypass but we want to see the whole bypass locked in,” she said.
The Mareeba Bypass planning study is expected to be completed by mid- 2023.