Cairns Regional Council’s $3.6 million Logomeir Rd project is ready for action.
The road, designed to provide Edmonton residents with a more direct route to the Bruce Highway, will be opened tomorrow (Friday, February 9) afternoon.
Mayor Bob Manning said the $3.6 million project, which included a funding contribution of $1.8 million from the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program, was part of a long-term traffic strategy for the area.
“As demand increases, the road will eventually be expanded to four lanes,” he said.
“It’s intended that Logomeir Road will ultimately provide direct access to the Bruce Highway, once the Department of Transport and Main Roads constructs the future Bentley Park Interchange. It will be an important link for residents of this growing family area well into the future.”
Cairns Works – a council business unit – was primary contractor on the project, which extended Logomeir Rd to provide a link from Walker Rd at Edmonton to Ravizza Drive and Bicentennial Rd at Bentley Park.
The road extension required the relocation of a cane rail line, stormwater drainage and other utilities.