Roadworks - Lake Morris Road

  • Type of work: Drainage Works
  • Suburb: Kanimbla
  • Work period (anticipated): 01/05/2019 to 30/06/2020
  • Description: Road closed from 1 May - extensive roadworks program over 2019/2020
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access; Traffic Control; Road Closure
  • Location: Lake Morris Road
  • Status: Open
Works update as at 6 December 2019

Works have progressed below the lookout and as such, there is no vehicle access to the lookout. A temporary gate is in place before the work site, near property no. 50-52 Lake Morris Road.

Works are nearing completion and the road will be reopened on Friday 20 December 2019.

Thank you for your patience.

Current status: Road closed to all unauthorised vehicles.

Council authorised vehicles may be using this road outside working hours - cyclists must keep left at all times.
The Copperlode Dam facility is also closed - there is no public access to the Dam facility from Davies Creek Road, Clohesy River Road and Crystal Cascades.

Please note that arrangements are in place for Copperlode Fish and Kayak to continue business operations.

Road stabilisation and drainage pipe replacement works will be carried out on Lake Morris Road in multiple locations from May until December 2019. Works may also potentially extend into 2020.

Full and partial road closures will be required for various periods throughout the works program.

Recreational cycling and training will generally be permitted on the road outside working hours, ie. prior to 6.30am and after 5.00pm Mondays to Fridays, and prior to 6.30am and after 4.00pm Saturdays. However, there will be times when this will be impossible due to open excavations. Please take care and obey road and information signage. There are no works occurring on Sundays.

Lake Morris Road is a steep and narrow mountain road, and it can also be closed at short notice due to landslides, tree falls or debris over the road.

Council encourages you to check if the road is open prior to travel by checking this webpage or by emailing feedback@cairns.qld.gov.au.

This work is funded by the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program.
Last updated: 06 December 2019