McFarlane Drive – temporary road opening
- Suburb: Kanimbla
- Work period (anticipated): 12:00am 02/05/2019 to 12:00am 12/06/2019
- Description: Road temporarily opened to all traffic from 2 May
- Location: McFarlane Drive
- Status: Open
McFarlane Drive will be temporarily opened to all traffic on Thursday 2 May 2019.
This is due to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) remediation works on the Cairns Western Arterial Road (CWAR) south of the Loridan Drive intersection on the Park Ridge side.
These road works have created great difficulty for residents on McFarlane Drive (north of no. 42) wanting to enter the CWAR and travel to the Cairns CBD and to areas east of Manoora.
At the request of some residents and to improve safety for motorists, Council will temporarily open McFarlane Drive by removing the traffic signs near no. 42 McFarlane Drive on Thursday 2 May 2019 to allow residents north of no. 42 to travel to the CBD and other areas via Ramsey Drive.
This change is in direct response to the current road works on the CWAR and the capacity and safety issues created at the Lake Morris Road/CWAR intersection. Similarly, changed traffic conditions are also in place on the eastern side of the CWAR at Benn Street. Traffic movements and counts will be undertaken during this time.
TMR has advised Council that the road works on the CWAR are expected to be completed by 12 June 2019 and the McFarlane Drive road closure will be reinstated following the conclusion of these works.