Roads

Keeping roads open and accessible is one of the highest priorities for Council.

An annual budget is allocated to repair and maintain the road network which consists of approximately 1,200 kilometres of roadways and associated infrastructure. This includes :

  • Pothole patching and crack sealing of road pavement;
  • Minor road reseals;
  • Heavy patching of road pavement and/or profiling;
  • Bridge and guard rail maintenance;
  • Kerb and channel, and traffic island maintenance;
  • Bus shelter maintenance;
  • Grading of unsealed roads and unsealed road shoulders;
  • Street sweeping;
  • Signage and line marking.

Most road damage in the Cairns region is caused by a combination of weather extremes and traffic loads.

Council maintains most roads within the local government area, with the exception of highways which are controlled by the Queensland Government. Refer to this map ( PDF, 0.9 MB ) to see which roads are State Government-controlled or refer to the Roads and Paths to find out more.

Dead animals on roads

Council removes dead animals from roads, footpaths and nature strips but not private properties.

Call Council on 1300 69 22 47 or make an online customer request.

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Last updated: 07 January 2021