Roadworks - Shields St & Cairns Esplanade

  • Type of work: Minor Road Works
  • Suburb: Cairns City
  • Work period (anticipated): 08/04/2020 to 15/04/2020
  • Description: Roadworks Notification - Geotechnical Investigations
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Traffic Control
  • Location: Shields Street and The Esplanade
  • Status: Closed
Works update

This work is on hold and expected to start Tuesday 14 April 2020.

Geotechnical investigations to obtain subsurface information will be carried out on the Cairns Esplanade (between Shields Street and Aplin Street) and on Shields Street (between Aplin Street and the Esplanade).

  • When: Wednesday, 8 April – Thursday 9 April 2020 (tentative)
  • Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm (Daily)
  • Where:
    • Esplanade - from Coast Roast to La Pizza (Aplin Street)
    • Shields Street – Abbott Street to Esplanade

The works will generally involve small excavators digging and auguring holes into the ground. While works are underway, please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions, and follow any directions and detours as sign posted. Pedestrian detours may also be in place.

Every effort will be made to reduce disruptions during this time and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Should you require further information, please email

Last updated: 16 June 2020