15 September, 2023
Road repairs underway
WORKS were underway last week to fix a road shoulder area where trucks were stopping to buy coffee and raising clouds of dust that were proving to be a major issue for Mareeba’s Jackaroo Motel.
Motel owner Henry Sciani said he had raised the problem with Mareeba Shire Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) for some time, but after The Express published an article in early August, works got underway last week to properly seal the shoulder and turn-off area.
Mr Sciani had no issue with the coffee van being in Centenary Park, but it was the dust generated by trucks stopping for coffee that was causing the problem.
A council spokesperson said the works were being undertaken by Mareeba Shire, funded by TMR through the Road Maintenance Performance Contract.