12 August, 2022
Roadworks set to continue
WORKS to upgrade the Mareeba to Atherton stretch of the Kennedy Highway are expected to completed by September.
The works, which involve widening the road, wide centre line treatments and intersection upgrades, has been ongoing for a year, and with more roadworks to start on the Mareeba to Kuranda section starting this month, commuters are becoming frustrated with delays.
The safety upgrades on the Kennedy Highway between Malone Road and the Mareeba Connection Road will start this month, completing a $45 million program of safety upgrades on the highway between Kuranda and Mareeba.
Other works to be done include the installation of wide centre line treatment, shoulder widening and an upgrade of the Barron River rest area.
These are expected to be completed in March 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.
“We are working with the contractor for both projects to minimise traffic delays as much as possible,” the spokesperson said.