Work will start in coming weeks on the $3 million Raintrees Shopping Centre bus stop upgrade.
Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the upgrade would improve accessibility and reduce congestion in the busy car park.
“It’s great to see this project move from strength to strength after the Palaszczuk Government secured funding,” Mr Healy said.
“The new bus stop on Koch Street outside will streamline bus services with a single arrival and departure point.
The project will also relocate bus stops on Alfred Street and at the Raintrees Shopping Centre rear car park.
"We want public transport to be more accessible and convenient. These works will do just that for people who catch the bus at the shopping centre.”
Works will include an upgraded bus stop, two large shelters, bus turnaround facility, new lighting, an upgrade to traffic signals, and a dedicated bus-only right turn bay at the Alfred-Koch St intersection.
The current bus stops will be open until works are complete early next year.
Information about the new bus stop service will be available to all customers well ahead of changes. Signs will be in place to advise motorists and bus users of any changes.
For the safety of work crews and road users, changed traffic conditions will be in place while works are carried out.
This project is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.4 billion commitment to Far North Queensland roads and transport, with Cairns Regional Council contributing $1 million towards the works.
For more information about the project, or to be added to the project mailing list, contact the Cairns office on 4045 7037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org