Mareeba – Dimbulah Road, Mareeba Heavy Vehicle Bypass, planning
This project will progress planning for the southern section of the Mareeba Bypass and review the alignment of the northern section.
Mareeba is located approximately 60km to the west of Cairns in Far North Queensland and sits at a crossroads of the Mareeba - Dimbulah Road, Mulligan Highway and Kennedy Highway. All through traffic, including heavy vehicles, need to travel via Mareeba's main street Byrnes Street (the local name for Mareeba – Dimbulah Road).
In 2018, the department completed planning for the northern section of the Mareeba Bypass.
The current planning project will look at the full bypass; it will progress planning for the southern section and review and confirm the alignment of the northern section.
Construction of the bypass is currently unfunded.
- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Improves network efficiency
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- Improves ride quality
- Confirm the alignment of the full bypass.
- Identify a viable delivery strategy for the bypass.
This project is fully funded by the Queensland Government under the Transport System Planning Program. Investment ID 2218324
- Total investment
- $2.2 million
- Queensland Government
- $2.2 million
We have commenced planning for the full Mareeba Bypass.
Mareeba – Dimbulah Road, Mareeba Bypass project location map
- Northern section of the proposed Mareeba heavy vehicle bypass.
- Southern section of the proposed Mareeba heavy vehicle bypass.