Community & Business

23 November, 2022

Roadworks wrap up

TABLELANDERS can now look forward to a stop free trip from Mareeba to Atherton with the $37.5 million safety upgrade for the Kennedy Highway now complete.

Roadworks wrap up - feature photo

Works begun on the Kennedy Highway between Mareeba and Atherton in late 2020 and only wrapped up recently, and included the installation of wide centre line treatment, audio tactile line-marking, shoulder widening and safety barriers.

Key intersections along the highway were also upgraded to improve traffic flow with new turning and bike lanes ready for use along with improved lighting and line-marking.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown said road users would now have improved safety when travelling the road between the two Tableland towns.

“With the completion of wide centre line treatment and key intersection upgrades, road users will now experience improved safety and network efficiency on this key transport corridor between Mareeba and Atherton,” she said.

“The project was delivered in a staged approach and was estimated to support 121 direct jobs over the life of the project, which has helped stimulate economic growth in the region.”

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey thanked locals for their patience while the works were ongoing.

“I would like to thank the community and drivers for their ongoing patience while this important project was carried out,” he said.


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