Community & Business

18 January, 2023

Have your say on proposed bypass

MAREEBA residents are being asked to provide input on traffic issues around the town and feedback on the proposed heavy vehicle bypass as part of consultation being done by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Have your say on proposed bypass - feature photo

A survey is underway that asks questions not only related to traffic issues in Byrnes Street, but car park availability, amount of vegetation and questions about the wombat crossings and signalised Post Office Centre crossing.

There is also an interactive map which shows the route of the proposed bypass where residents can comment on what they think about the route.

The bypass is one of Mareeba’s most highly touted proposed projects and has spanned several decades however no concrete route or design has ever been done.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said consultation was important to ensure the proposal is fit for purpose. “No one knows the issues better than the people who regularly drive a vehicle, ride bikes or walk through Mareeba,” Mr Bailey said.

To have your say head to and look for the Mareeba-Dimbulah Road, Mareeba heavy vehicle bypass section by 23 February.


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