Please note javascript is required for full website functionality.

Community & Business

20 May, 2021

Byrnes Street works cause confusion

WORKS have started on the newly approved wombat crossing in the Main Street of Mareeba where they have been met with some confusion.

By Rhys Thomas

The current works on Byrnes Street in Mareeba is causing confusion among residents.

WORKS have started on the newly approved wombat crossing in the Main Street of Mareeba where they have been met with some confusion. 

The decision to install these new crossing among other upgrades was approved recently, however the move to concrete over some parking spaces in the main street was left out.

A spokesman for the Department of Transport and Main Roads said that these changes were done in the interest of safety. “We need to ensure road users have a clear view on and around these crossings without parked vehicles obscuring their view,” he said. 

“The removal of some on-street car parks is in the interests of safety and follows our design standards. The new crossings will significantly improve safety on Mareeba’s main street. 

“Before the start of the works, we contacted businesses on Byrnes Street to advise about the changes to parking.” 

Mareeba Shire Council declined to make a comment, however on their Facebook page they stated, “The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has commenced works on the safety upgrade of Byrnes Street Mareeba. Council is not carrying out these works.”  

Most Popular


© 2020 The Express Newspaper - Providing Local News for Mareeba, Atherton, Cooktown, Kuranda & across the Tablelands.