21 June, 2022
Davies Creek Road to reopen in time for holidays
DAVIES Creek Road is scheduled to reopen this week after being closed since 2 June as Mareeba Shire Council upgrade the bridge.
An engineering inspection and load assessment
was undertaken on the existing
Davies Creek bridge in 2015 which identified
significant deterioration of some of the
In February 2021, council secured a grant under the Australian Government's Bridges Renewal Program towards upgrading of the bridge which is about 3.1km from the intersection of the Kennedy Highway and Davies Creek Road.
The project involved replacing the existing timber girders and deck of the bridge with concrete precast deck and kerb units, the installation of bridge relieving slabs and an asphalt deck wearing surface.
It is estimated the works will be completed
prior to 24 June which will ensure
that camping areas within the National Park
are accessible for the July school holidays.