Shields St footpath upgrade

  • Type of work: Footpath & Cycleway Works
  • Suburb: Cairns city
  • Work period (anticipated): 25/05/2020 to 30/01/2021
  • Description: Old pavers will be replaced with exposed aggregate concrete
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access; Traffic Control
  • Location: Shields Street (Sheridan St to Grafton St)
  • Status: Open
Project update
  • Footpath upgrade works are complete in the Sheridan St to Grafton St section of Shields St.
  • Works are underway in the McLeod St to Sheridan St section.
  • Works will resume around the Grand Hotel on Monday 11 January 2021.
  • Nightworks and a nightly road closure (11:00pm to 7:00am) between Sheridan St and McLeod St will be required from Monday evening, 11 January 2021 for an estimated two weeks duration.

The following footpath upgrade works are underway or being programmed to commence on Shields Street (between Grafton St and McLeod St):

  • northern side between Jimmy's Burgers and Arigato Mate - involves kerb and channel removal and replacement near Jimmy's Burgers, and footpath works outside Bon Chicken & Beer to Arigato Mate - complete;
  • northern side around the Jimmy's Burgers corner - complete;
  • southern side between the Crown Hotel and McGinty's Irish Bar - complete;
  • renewal of kerbing around the Crown Hotel corner (Grafton/Shields) and the Suan Suan corner (Sheridan/Shields) - practically complete;
  • of kerbing and footpath renewal around the Pro Dive corner (Grafton/Shields) - complete;
  • southern side near Lift and Stack and 47 Shields St - complete;
  • northern side from Freechoice Tobacconist to Telstra driveway - complete.

This work involves the removal of the old pavers and replacement with exposed aggregate concrete, and removal and replacement of kerbing (if required).

Car parking will be temporarily closed during works to provide adequate workspace for the construction crew and to accommodate pedestrian detours.

Working hours will be Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm however week-end, early mornings and night works will also be required. Some street trees will be removed and replaced.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the works program.

(Please note that street lighting upgrade works are also underway in the McLeod St to Abbott St section of Shields St)

Last updated: 11 January 2021