Proposal to close Vallely St at the Lavis Rd / Old Smithfield Rd intersection

This consultation has now closed and we are reviewing all feedback.
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  • Location: Vallely Street, Freshwater
  • Description: Feedback has been reviewed regarding closing Vallely St at the Old Smithfield Road and Lavis St intersection. A one-way entry trial is proposed to be introduced during Dec 2020/Jan 2021 - visit Works in Progress webpage for info.
  • Status: Closed
  • Consultation period: 9:00am 16/09/2020 to 5:00pm 19/10/2020

Council has received numerous concerns from residents regarding safety issues in Vallely St and at the Vallely St / Old Smithfield Road and Lavis St intersection.

To improve safety in this area, Council is considering the possibility of closing Vallely St to through traffic at the Lavis Rd / Old Smithfield Road intersection by creating a cul-de-sac.

This would then allow the creation of a dedicated right-turn lane from Lavis Rd into Old Smithfield Road, as shown on the concept plan ( PDF, 2.82 MB ). The existing concrete centre island at this intersection would be removed.

The closure of Vallely St would also help improve safety for children that currently walk or ride to the Freshwater State School via this street, with cycling and pedestrian access remaining.

To have your say about the above proposal, please email feedback@cairns.qld.gov.au or call Council on 4044 3303 before MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2020.

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Last updated: 18 November 2020