MOTORISTS will be able to check for traffic congestion before they head south from Cairns, with three new webcams available on the Bruce Highway on the outskirts of the city.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said there were now six traffic webcams available online for Cairns motorists.
“These cameras will let motorists check traffic conditions before leaving home, which means they can take alternative routes if necessary,” Mr Truss said.
“The new webcams are part of the Australian Government funded $150 million Cairns Bruce Highway Upgrade project which has involved upgrading a 3.4 kilometre section of the Bruce Highway between Sheehy Road and Ray Jones Drive.
“The upgrade has resulted in improved traffic flow and safety for motorists on this busy section of the Bruce Highway.”
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the new webcams have been installed at the Murgatroyd Road overpass facing south, the Mulgrave Road off-ramp facing east at the new intersection, and at Kate Street facing east along Ray Jones Drive.
“An existing south-facing camera at Ray Jones Drive has also been realigned for better viewing,” Mr Entsch said.
Member for Cairns Gavin King said traffic webcams were an important part of Transport and Main Roads’ 131940 service.
“These new webcams south of Cairns will allows motorists to access up-to-date traffic and travel information,” Mr King said.
“This is another example of how we are revitalising frontline services for all motorists as part of our strong plan for a brighter future.”
Motorists can view all six webcams in Cairns by visiting the 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website at www.131940.qld.gov.au, or by visiting http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Traffic-cameras-by-location/Traffic-cameras.aspx?region=Far North.