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Road Safety Improvement: New round about for Constance Street and Herberton Street Intersection, Mareeba

By June 25, 2024No Comments

To address safety concerns and to improve traffic flow, a new round about will be constructed at the busy intersection of Constance Street and Herberton Street, Mareeba.

“With the expanding residential development in the east of Mareeba and the increased load limit for John Doyle bridge crossing the Barron River, the concentration of traffic at this intersection has significantly increased in recent years,” explained Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin.

“We have listened to community feedback from the Mareeba Traffic Management Study. The upgrade to the intersection will improve the safety of all road users and will address congestion, speed and visibility issues,” said Mayor Toppin.

Improvements for road users:

  • Heavy vehicles: Improved safety when turning at this intersection.
  • Cars and motorcyclists: Reduced likelihood of head on collisions due to vehicles sweeping when turning right from Herberton St to Constance St.
  • Cyclists: Cycle lanes provided on all approaches.
  • Pedestrians: Median storage areas provided to allow pedestrians to cross one lane at a time. The zebra crossing will remain on Herberton St.

The same number of parking bays will be retained, with three angled parking bays being changed to parallel bays.

“Works to upgrade the water main infrastructure at this intersection will commence from 8 July until 31 July with the round about works commencing in August 2024. A detour will be in place during these works, and we thank residents for their patience,” concluded Mayor Toppin.

This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and Mareeba Shire Council.