Roadworks - Lake Street

  • Type of work: Minor Road Works
  • Suburb: Cairns city
  • Work period (anticipated): 15/04/2020 to 15/06/2020
  • Description: Water main and road pavement works between Florence St and Minnie St
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access; Traffic Control
  • Location: Lake St (Florence St to Minnie St)
  • Status: Closed
Works update

This work has been delayed due to wet weather. New dates appear below:

  • From MONDAY 1 JUNE until THURSDAY 4 JUNE: Road pavement rehabilitation works of the northbound traffic lane of Lake St, between Minnie St and Florence St.  Works will start at the Florence St end moving north towards Minnie St.
  • FRIDAY 5 JUNE: Asphalt overlay of the northbound lane and car parking bays.

This work will be carried out on the above date/s however if weather conditions are unsuitable, the works will be reprogrammed.
Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions.

The following road improvement works are programmed for Lake Street (from Florence Street to Minnie Street):

Type of work: 

  • Water main replacement works along the western road shoulder;
  • Road pavement rehabilitation of northbound traffic lane;
  • Modifications to the traffic island near the zebra crossing, replacement of kerbing in front of property no. 169 to 175, and construction of a new kerb ramp on the western side of the zebra crossing (this will require removal of one palm tree);
  • Asphalt overlay of traffic lanes and road shoulder, and associated line marking.

Duration of works:

  • Approx. 3 weeks to complete water main works, weather permitting.
  • Approx. 2 weeks to complete road pavement rehabilitation and asphalt overlay works, weather permitting.

Working hours:  Mondays to Fridays 7.00am to 6.00pm, Saturdays 7.00am to 1.00pm if required.

Preparation works have been undertaken at the Minnie St and Florence St intersections.

Water main trenching will occur across the Florence St intersection from Wednesday 15 April and continue along the western road shoulder of Lake St towards Minnie St from Monday 20 April 2020.

Traffic delays may be experienced and car parking will be temporarily unavailable. There may also be temporary disruptions to property access.

This work will be carried out on the above date/s however if weather conditions are unsuitable, the works will be reprogrammed.

To ensure works can be carried out as scheduled, businesses and residents are asked not to leave vehicles parked in the street during the time of scheduled work.

Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions.

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 feedback@cairns.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: 16 June 2020