McGregor Rd - pathway works

  • Type of work: Footpath & Cycleway Works
  • Suburb: Smithfield
  • Work period (anticipated): 10/02/2020 to 20/03/2020
  • Description: Pathway works near Faculty Cl and along McGregor Rd
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access
  • Location: McGregor Rd and Faculty Close
  • Status: Closed

A new 3m wide concrete shared path is to be constructed in Smithfield, near the Campus Shopping Centre.

This path will connect with the existing 2m wide path that runs along the western side of the Cairns Student Lodge at 10-24 Faculty Cl and extend through the noise barrier along the eastern side of the Captain Cook Hwy to McGregor Rd.

It will then extend along the northern side of McGregor Rd to the Sidlaw St intersection. The existing narrow paths on the northern side of McGregor Rd will be removed. Future works will connect this path to the new section of McGregor Rd/Smithfield Village Dve and along Dunne Road to Yorkeys Knob.

Works are due to start on Monday 10 February 2020 and are estimated to take approximately six weeks to complete. During construction, there may be temporary disruptions such as noise and dust; however, inconveniences will be minimised wherever possible.

From Monday 24 February 2020, the bus stop near Faculty Close will have to be temporarily moved further east (before the Sidlaw Street intersection) for approximately three weeks.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any concerns or would like further information, please email

Last updated: 20 March 2020