Roadworks - Lake St (Aplin to Florence)

  • Type of work: Minor Road Works
  • Suburb: Cairns city
  • Work period (anticipated): 02/03/2020 to 18/03/2020
  • Description: Road pavement rehabilitation and asphalt overlay works (Aplin to Florence)
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access; Traffic Control; Road Closure
  • Location: Lake St (between Aplin St and Florence St)
  • Status: Closed

Please note that the below works were postponed due to wet weather.

Works started on Monday 2 March 2020.

Please be advised that the northbound lane of Lake St will be closed on the northern side of the Florence St intersection on Friday, 6 March from 5.30am until 6pm.

Motorists will be able to turn left into Florence St and detour north via Grafton St or turn right into Florence St and detour north via Abbott St. There will be no straight through movement across the intersection during the above hours.

This temporary closure is required for the Florence St Link project and we thank you for your patience.

The following road improvement works are programmed for Lake Street from WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2020 (weather permitting):

  • Type of work:  Road pavement rehabilitation / asphalt overlay of northbound and southbound traffic lanes (Aplin St to Florence St)
  • Duration of works:  Approx. 2 weeks to complete
  • Working hours:   Mondays to Fridays 7.00am to 5.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays may also be required

During this time, temporary road closures will be required and traffic delays may be experienced. Car parking bays will also have to be temporarily closed.

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.

If you would like further information about these works, please call Council on (07) 4044 3303 or email

Last updated: 18 March 2020