Mareeba-Dimbulah Road Widening and Roadside Safety Improvements


Department Transport & Main Roads

Project value





Far North Qld



The government has announced major funding for the $5 million first stage of the Captain Cook Highway widening project along with other critical road infrastructure upgrades and improvement.

Mareeba-Dimbulah Road is a 55.726km long road and provides access between the two townships Mareeba to Dimbulah. The road is also a connection which links Kennedy Highway (Cairns – Mareeba) and the Burke Developmental Road (Normanton – Dimbulah) and provides a key farm and cattle freight route between Normanton and Cairns.

It provides a significant link between the Coral Sea, on the east and the Gulf of Carpentaria on the west and all communities in between.

Key Features

  • Installation of wide centre line treatment at suitable locations, to reduce the risk of head-on crashes by separating oncoming traffic lanes.
  • Installation of audio tactile line marking (centreline and edge lines), to reduce the risk of fatigue-related crashes by providing noise when vehicles veer onto audible lines.
  • Installation of new guardrail and wire rope barriers, to reduce the risk of serious injuries cause by an out-of-control vehicle leaving the road.

What we delivered

Bellwether provided cost estimates throughout the design phases.

“part of the High Risk Roads Targeted Road Safety Program being delivered across Queensland.”

Key outcomes

The project progressed to construction phase. This program of safety upgrades will deliver significant long-term improvements to traffic flow and safety at key intersections.

Carmichael Coal Mine & Rail Network
DTMR Henri Roberts Drive (in progress)
Blythe River Bridge Strengthening
North Brisbane Bikeway – Chalk Street to Price Street
Captain Cook Highway Smithfield Bypass
Tinaroo Falls Dam Raising
Nullinga Dam Detailed Business Case
Stony Creek & Lindenow Options
Warrego Highway / Mt Crosby Road Interchange Upgrade
Fairbairn Dam
Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP)
Land Street Bikeway Underpass Duplication
Morayfield Indoor Sports and Events Centre Expansion
Torbanlea – Pialba Road Floodway Replacements Business Case
Samford Road Options Analysis
Logan Motorway East Bound Drainage Improvements and Pavement Rehabilitation
Gold Coast Tourism Hub Project – Bundall Road Site
Greenbank Transport Corridor
South Burnett Regional Council Systems Review
Cannon Hill Shopping Centre Bus Facility – Bus Station Upgrade
Newell Highway Flood Immunity West Wyalong to Forbes
Mareeba-Dimbulah Road Widening and Roadside Safety Improvements
Calliope River Bridge and Anabranch Bridge: Engineering Analysis and Options Analysis
North Pine Hub Strategic Assessment
Gregory Highway 27B – LN1 Culverts Upgrade Planning (Business Case)
Barwon Heads Road, Black Rock Road and Staceys Road Roundabout
Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina
Easing Sydney’s Congestion – Pinch Point Program
Burdekin Falls Dam Improvement and Raising
M6 Early Works Construction
Warragamba Dam Expert Witness Report
South Batemans Bay Link Road
Gunns Gully Road Interchange
M1 Princes Motorway Improvements
Circular Quay Precinct Renewal
Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade
Arrow Energy Dalby – Laydown Yard
MSC Charleville Industrial Estate
BSC Leans Creek Bridge & Richardsons Bridge Repairs
CHRC Springsure Landfill Rehabilitation
CHRC Capella Landfill Rehab & Transfer Station
MRC Whittle Street Drainage Upgrade
TRC South Street & Burton Street Intersection
Seqwater creek & pipe protection works
MRC Warland Street Drainage
MRC Mackay Bus Stop DDA Compliance Program
MRC Juliet Street Pavement Rehabilitation
NDRRA Flood Betterment Works
Retail First Brookside Shopping Centre Embankment Stabilisation & Car park extension
NSC Black Mountain Road Safety Improvements
TRC Toowoomba Waste Transfer Facilities (*3)
Australian Department of Defence – Kokoda Barracks
Australian Department of Defence – Enoggera Barracks
MRC Caping Road Bridge
DTMR Virginia Park ‘n’ Ride Upgrade
BRC Bruce HWY Upgrade & Streetscape, Gin Gin
MRC Milton Street & Archibald Street Intersection Upgrade
WDRC Warrego Highway Upgrade and Streetscape, Miles QLD
MBRC Aurthur Drewett Drive
WDRC Bundi Creek Bridge (in progress)
NSC Noosa Parade Upgrade