8 September, 2022
Sign cameras signal start of Bypass study
WORK has begun on the $2.2 million planning study for the Mareeba heavy vehicle bypass with the Department of Transport and Main Roads installing temporary traffic monitoring cameras in Mareeba, gathering data on traffic passing through the town.
Locals took to Facebook recently as they questioned what the new cameras were chained to several signs in Mareeba including near the Mobil service station and the 60km/h sign at the Kennedy Highway turnoff to Atherton.
The planning study was announced in June by Member for Cook Cynthia Lui and will confirm the exact alignment of the proposed bypass and identify a viable delivery strategy – the construction of the bypass remains unfunded.
The study is expected to be completed in late 2022.