Roadworks - Grove Street

  • Type of work: Minor Road Works
  • Suburb: Cairns North
  • Work period (anticipated): 25/05/2020 to 26/06/2020
  • Description: Road pavement rehabilitation & centre car parking
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access; Traffic Control
  • Location: Grove Street (between Sheridan St and Grafton St)
  • Status: Closed
Project update

The following works are programmed for Grove Street (from Sheridan St to Grafton St) on SATURDAY 20 JUNE & SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2020 (weather permitting):

  • Type of work: Asphalt overlay of westbound traffic lane & Grove / Grafton / Digger roundabout on Saturday 20 June; and asphalt overlay of eastbound traffic lane on Sunday 21 June
  • Duration of works:  Approx. 2 days to complete
  • Working hours: 7.00am to 5.00pm each day

During this time, Grove St (from the Sheridan St intersection to the Lake St intersection) will be temporarily closed.

There will also be no left-turn from Grafton St into Grove St. Access to Digger St and to the Hospital carpark will remain via Grafton St and Digger St - traffic controllers will be onsite directing motorists. Motorists should exit the Hospital car park via Digger St – there will be no exit to Lake St.

Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions, and follow detours as sign posted. Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

The following improvement works will be underway on Grove Street (from Sheridan St to Grafton St) from WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020:

Type of work:  (1) Road pavement rehabilitation / asphalt overlay of parking bays and traffic lanes; (2) Reconfiguration of roadway to introduce centre car parking
Duration of works:  Approx. 4 weeks to complete
Working hours:  Mondays to Fridays 7.00am to 5.30pm, Saturdays 7.00am to 1.00pm

Council proposes to reconfigure the street to introduce an additional 17 car parking bays. This involves introducing new centre median parking bays and tree islands, and either modifying, removing and/or replacing existing centre median and road shoulder islands.

As shown on the Concept Plan ( PDF, 0.59 MB ), unfortunately these changes result in several street tree removals to be able to introduce cycle lanes. New advanced street tree plantings would be undertaken to replace these trees.

During this time, traffic delays may be experienced and temporary closures of the eastbound lane will be required. There may also be temporary disruptions to property access and car parking bays temporarily closed. Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions.

If you would like further information or have concerns about any of these changes, please contact Council on (07) 4044 3303 or email

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Last updated: 26 June 2020