[singlepic id=362 w=320 h=240 float=left] Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today applauded the completion of resurfacing works to the Bruce Highway south of Cairns.

“Almost 30,000 vehicles use this busy stretch of highway every day and these works will greatly improve safety and travelling conditions,” Mr Pitt said.

“Crews have worked nights for almost a month to resurface a four kilometre section of the Bruce between Robert Road and Stoney Creek.

“By working at night crews were able to minimise disruptions while these vital works were carried out.

“Line marking of the resurfaced highway is due to be finished by the end of the month.

“I’d like to thank motorists for their patience while road works across the region are carried out.

“With so many newly resurfaced road sections on the Bruce, the highway is looking better than ever.

“I understand delays and reduced speed limits can be frustrating but we’re now in a race against the clock to deliver an enormous schedule of works before the wet starts again.

“As we all know, there are no rules for the wet season in the Far North but we intend to keep working on our roads until the heavy rain arrives.”

These maintenance works are delivered through programmed maintenance and are not part of the Cairns Bruce Highway Upgrade project, due to start later this year.