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IRONMAN Cairns temporary road closures

CAIRNS residents are advised that there will be changed traffic conditions and road closures for the Ironman Cairns on Sunday, 16 June.

Road closures on Sunday 16 June include:

  • The Captain Cook Highway will be closed between Veivers Road, Palm Cove and Port Douglas (to Beor St, Craiglie) from 5.30am – 5.30pm.  Access to Cairns during these times is via the Mulligan Highway, Mt Molloy, Mareeba, and Kuranda.  The public should allow at least 2.5 hours for this trip.
  • The Cairns Esplanade, from Spence St to Upward St, will be closed from 7am on Sunday 16 June to 1:30am on Monday 17 June.
  • Parts of Williams Esplanade and Cedar Rd, Palm Cove, will be closed from 4am to midday on Sunday 16 June.

Under changed traffic conditions, access to the Cairns Airport, Cairns beaches (Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, and Yorkeys Knob), Smithfield and the Northern beaches (Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, and Palm Cove) will remain at all times however allow extra travel time for your journey as delays are expected. For real time updates on the day please follow the myPolice Greater Cairns Facebook page.

Riders will turn onto Reed Rd, before turning onto Smithfield Village Dr, continuing onto McGregor Rd, and then onto Dunne Rd. Changed traffic conditions will be in place in these areas from 4am to 7:30pm on Sunday 16 June.

The Smithfield Waste Transfer Station will be closed on Sunday 16 June.

For anyone catching a flight, allow additional time to get to the airport between the hours of 8.30am – 6.30pm on Sunday 16 June given the changed traffic conditions in Cairns.  

Additional closures

  • Changed road conditions and partial closures on Lily St, between the Esplanade and Lake St from 7am to 7pm; and on Lake St, between Lily St and Airport Ave from 7am to 7pm on Sunday 16 June.
  • Restrictions will be in place in the Esplanade (Lagoon) carpark from Thursday 6th June – Thursday 20th June.
  • The EV fast charger located in the Esplanade (Lagoon) carpark will be unavailable from 4am on Friday 14 June until 4am Monday 17 June. Please see www.plugshare.com for alternate charging locations.
  • Muddy’s Playground is not affected by the IRONKIDS closures.

For full details of all changed traffic conditions visit www.ironman.com/im-cairns-course or phone 1300 761 384.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Budget to support First Nations communities and Armed robberies in Cairns.

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