Roadworks - temporary closure of Esplanade

  • Type of work: Minor Road Works
  • Suburb: Cairns City
  • Work period (anticipated): 16/05/2018 to 16/05/2018
  • Description: Roadworks will be carried out on the Esplanade, requiring the temporary closure of the road, on Wednesday 16 May 2018.
  • Likely impacts: Road Closure
  • Status: Closed

The speed bump, located outside No. 75 The Esplanade (adjacent to 30/60 Café), will be removed, requiring the temporary closure of the Esplanade, from Shields St to Aplin St.

Works are scheduled to be undertaken on Wednesday 16 May 2018, from 7am to 6pm.

This speed bump has been in place for some time and is no longer required, given the Esplanade now functions as a low-speed, 30km/hr environment. Pedestrians also mistakenly regard this speed bump as a safe crossing point, creating safety concerns.

The garden beds on either side of the street will remain, creating a narrowing of the roadway, acting as a deterrent to vehicles exceeding the speed limit in this area.

Temporary loading zones will be established on Shields St (near McDonalds) and Aplin St (near Café Thailand and the Australian Gift Shop).

Please phone Council on 4044 3326 or email feedback@cairns.qld.gov.au for more information.

Last updated: 15 August 2019