To improve traffic flow and safety in Mareeba’s CBD, Mareeba Shire Council will soon start implementing a number of changes to parking, and traffic movements on Walsh and Rankin Streets.
The new measures follow a traffic study of the CBD, which highlighted the need to ease congestion along Walsh and Rankin Streets.
Mayor Tom Gilmore said Council will progressively modify line markings, install signage and traffic median strips in the coming weeks. “We all know how congested and dangerous Walsh Street can be, particularly outside Target and Coles,” Cr Gilmore said.
“Council will be introducing a left-hand only turn in and out of Target, Coles, Curcio’s Bakery and McDonald’s from Walsh and Rankin Streets respectively.
“This will consequently ease congestion for motorists by effectively channelling them to the roundabouts at Herberton and Rankin Streets.”
Council will also make minor improvements for pedestrian traffic and mobility scooter access.
Council thanks motorists and pedestrians in advance for their cooperation and patience while these important changes are implemented to improve community safety.
Works are scheduled to be completed before the end of July.