Safety boost for Douglas roads

Article image - Safety boost for Douglas roads Council works team is making the roads safer in Douglas Shire.

Motorist safety has revved up after several guardrails have been repaired by Douglas Shire Council, Queensland.

Damaged guard rails were fixed at key spots under Council’s $100,000 Guard Rail Program.

Mayor Julia Leu said the safety improvements were particularly important for road safety during the wet season.

“These vital repairs go a long way to protecting motorists on our roads.

“Council continues to deliver essential projects that meet the needs of our residents and visitors at an excellent completion rate.

“Our community knows that travelling on our roads can be challenging when heavy rainfall occurs and we are doing our bit to lower the risk to motorists.”

The latest Capital Works Progress Report revealed it was one of $26.2 million worth of projects completed this financial year.

Other projects that have reached practical completion include Mossman Show Grounds grandstand works, new electrical outlets at Wonga Beach Caravan Park, gravel re-sheet program and a new ultra filtration turbidity meter at the Mossman Water Treatment Plant.

Council is also continuing with repairs to the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail.