Esplanade traffic changes for redevelopment works

Cairns Regional Council wishes to advise of the following changes to traffic conditions for the Esplanade, between Spence and Shields streets, from Monday 28 September to December 2020.

These changes are to allow for the construction of the Esplanade Dining Precinct, Shields Street upgrade and Lagoon Plaza refurbishment.

Changes include:

  • The Esplanade, between Spence and Shields streets will become a two-way street with a U-turn facility in front of Mantra Esplanade Cairns.
  • There will be no access to Shields St from the Esplanade.
  • Traffic lights will be modified at the intersection of Spence St and the Esplanade to allow southbound traffic movements.
  • Sixteen regulated parallel parking spaces will be made available opposite the Mantra Esplanade Cairns. Regulated parking hours in the Cairns CBD are between 8.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 2pm on Saturdays.
  • The Esplanade remains closed to traffic from Shields St to Aplin St.

While works are underway, please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions and follow any directions and detours as sign posted.

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