Traffic signal installation - Robert Rd and Bicentennial Rd intersection

  • Type of work: Lighting & Traffic Signals
  • Suburb: Bentley Park
  • Work period (anticipated): 11/06/2019 to 30/12/2019
  • Description: Traffic signal installation works
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Property Access; Traffic Control
  • Location: Robert Rd / Bicentennial Rd intersection
  • Status: Open
  • Contact:

Project Update

Road Closure Notice: The northbound lane of Bicentennial Road (at the Robert Rd intersection) is temporarily closed to allow signal works to proceed.

Please follow detours as sign posted. Northbound traffic on Bicentennial Rd is being detoured via Fishburn St / Tryal St onto Robert Rd. Turning left from Robert Rd to Bicentennial Rd is still permitted.

This project is approximately 20% complete. Works have been delayed due to water main issues. All works are now expected to be complete by December 2019. Further detours may be required for asphalt works later in the project, however this will be during day time hours only.

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Cairns Regional Council are upgrading the Robert Rd / Bicentennial Rd intersection to improve traffic flow and safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

This $3.6 million project includes the installation of traffic signals, as well as new slip lanes, centre medians, pedestrian crossings, bike lanes and footpaths. The bus stop on the northern side of Robert Rd, in front of Todd Park, will also be reinstated. Whilst works are underway, a temporary bus stop will be located approximately 50 metres east, in front of the day care centre.

Some vegetation removal at the intersection of Bicentennial Rd and Robert Rd will be required, however this will be minimised as much as possible.

During construction, the intersection will remain open under traffic control, as will the Bicentennial Road carpark access to ALF Fretwell Park.

Minor delays may be experienced during this time and we thank you for your patience. Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions.

Weather permitting, works will commence Tuesday 11 June 2019 and it is expected to take approximately four months to complete the project.

If you have any queries in regards to this project, please email

Last updated: 02 September 2019