Water main replacement on Abbott Street

  • Type of work: Water Supply Works
  • Suburb: Cairns CBD
  • Work period (anticipated): 05/05/2020 to 27/05/2020
  • Description: Water main replacement on Abbott Street (between Shields and Spence Sts) in the Cairns CBD.
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Traffic Control
  • Location: Abbott St between Shields & Spence Sts
  • Status: Closed

As part of Council’s ongoing water service improvement program, a water main is being replaced along Abbott Street (between Shields and Spence Streets) in the Cairns CBD.

Works will commence from 5 May 2020 and are expected to be completed by the end of June, subject to favourable weather conditions. The works will be completed in 2 sections starting at the Shields St intersection of Abbott Street and moving south toward the Spence Street intersection). The verge on the northern side of Abbott Street will be occupied during the works.

Construction noise and some dust associated with the work may be experienced during working hours but will be kept to a minimum where possible. Traffic management will be in place where construction activities affect vehicle and/or pedestrian movements. There may be some disruption to water services during this time however directly affected residents will be advised.

Working hours will typically be between 7am and 4pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturday. Should any after-hours work be required, it will be undertaken on an “as needed” basis.

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Should you require further information in regards to the above work please contact Cairns Regional Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 69 22 47.

Last updated: 16 June 2020