Roadworks - Aplin St

  • Type of work: Minor Road Works
  • Suburb: Cairns city
  • Work period (anticipated): 26/10/2020 to 26/02/2021
  • Description: Water main renewal, road rehabilitation and right-turn lane
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Odours; Property Access; Traffic Control; Road Closure
  • Location: Aplin St (Sheridan St to McLeod St)
  • Status: Open
** The below works are delayed due to wet weather. Weather permitting, works will commence Wednesday 6 January 2021.
Project update

The following works are programmed for the Sheridan St / Aplin St intersection from Monday, 4 January 2021 (weather permitting).

  • Type of work: Water main replacement works across Sheridan St, at the Aplin St intersection
  • Approximate Duration: Approx. 4 days to complete, 7.00am to 5.30pm, weather permitting.

During these works, temporary lane closures will be required and kerbside parking bays in the vicinity of the work site will be temporarily closed at times.

Additional works are required on the eastern side of  the intersection and within the Aplin St to Shields St block and the Sheridan St to Lake St block. This work is expected to occur late January/early February 2021 (weather permitting).

Property connections to the new water main, within Sheridan St and McLeod St, are expected to occur mid-late January 2021 and water supply interruptions are expected during this time.

Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic control.

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Project update - NIGHTWORKS - 14 December and 16 & 17 December 2020

Water main replacement works are continuing with nightworks programmed for Monday 14 December (weather permitting) on the approaches and within the Sheridan St / Aplin St intersection to locate underground services.

Weather permitting, water main trenching nightworks are planned for the approaches and within the Sheridan St / Aplin St intersection on Wednesday and Thursday, 16 and 17 December 2020.

Temporary lane closures will be required with traffic managed under traffic control. Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions.

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Project update - NIGHTWORKS - 7 & 8 DECEMBER 2020

Water main replacements in Aplin Street are ongoing. Overnight road closures are required to enable water main trenching across McLeod Street.

  • MONDAY EVENING, 7 DECEMBER and TUESDAY EVENING, 8 DECEMBER, nightly road closures required between the hours of 7.00pm until 7.00am for the following streets:
    • McLeod Street (on the southern side of the Aplin Street intersection);
    • McLeod Street (southbound lane between Florence Street and Aplin Street); and
    • Aplin Street (westbound lane between Sheridan Street and McLeod Street).

During this time, temporary u-turns will be in place as shown below ( JPG, 0.43 MB ). Noisy works will be unavoidable and every effort will be made to reduce disruptions wherever possible.

Access to the Cairns Central shopping centre will be via the Bunda Street entrance or the recently opened Spence Street entrance. The Aplin Street entrance ramp into Cairns Central will be closed.

Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions, and follow detours as sign posted.

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

The following improvement works are programmed for Aplin Street (from Sheridan Street to McLeod Street) from late October/early November 2020:

Type of works:

  • Water main replacement - installation of a new water main in Aplin St and Sheridan St. (48 hours' notice will be given for any planned water interruption).
  • Right-turn lane and traffic signal modification - installation of a dedicated right-turn lane in Aplin St on the western side of the Sheridan St/Aplin St intersection. Modifications to traffic signals for a control right-turn phase for all approaches to the intersection and the installation of mast arms . (Traffic lights will be turned off for approximately 4 days - the intersection will be under Police control during this time).
  • Road pavement rehabilitation and asphalt overlay - Pavement rehabilitation of both eastbound and westbound traffic lanes, from Sheridan St to McLeod St. Asphalt overlay from kerb to kerb and new line marking.

Duration of works:  approximately 16 weeks to complete (weather permitting) - Mondays to Saturdays, 7.00am to 6.00pm

Night works will be required to complete some components of these works.  Temporary lane closures and car parking bay restrictions will also be required.

Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising of changes to normal traffic conditions.

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

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Last updated: 12 January 2021