Road closures and changed traffic conditions for Cairns Eclipse
DON'T get caught in traffic! Get up-to-date on the latest Cairns Eclipse road closure information provided by Queensland Police. Current as at Friday 9, 2012.
Traffic control measures will be in place on highways along vantage points with most lookouts closed due to limited parking space. Once viewing sites reach capacity they will be closed off.
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In the interest of safety, police warn that any vehicles found parking illegally or in an unsafe manner will be moved on or towed.
Locals are urged to consider staying at home or viewing the Total Eclipse from beaches south of Cairns which aren’t expected to be as busy.
NOTE: Allow extra time to travel to your destination in and around Cairns from 4pm Tuesday November 13 and Wednesday November 14. Example: If your trip would normally take half an hour, double that and allow a full one hour to travel the same distance to ensure you are not delayed.
The following changed traffic conditions will be in place from 4pm Tuesday November 13 to 12 noon Wednesday November 14:
• Closed – Kuranda Range Lookout & Rex Lookout - NO PARKING in the vicinity of these lookouts
• Closed – Lake Morris Road - Residential Traffic Only
• Limited Parking – Oak Beach will be open to vehicular traffic however once limited parking capacity is reached the area will be closed. Viewing at Oak Beach is NOT RECOMMENDED
• Wangetti Beach: A large parking area will be available opposite Djarragun College for a gold coin donation to the school. The beach is accessible from this parking area along a 400 metre road. The beach access road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 4pm Tuesday 13 Nov until 12 midday on 14 Nov
• Reduced Speed zones - 60km/h in the area of Oak Beach and 40km/h in the area of Wangetti. These will be strictly enforced
• Closed – Palm Cove Boat Ramp from 4pm Tuesday 13 Nov until 12 noon 14 Nov
• Palm Cove Jetty – Open until reached capacity
• Closed - Ray and Janet St, Yorkeys Knob – Residential Traffic Only
• Closed - Southern End Vasey Esplanade / Possum St, Trinity Beach - Residential Traffic Only
PORT DOUGLAS & MOSSMAN
• Closed – the Esplanade Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas (Macrossan – Mowbray, residential traffic)
• Closed – Mowbray and Macrossan Street, Port Douglas (Residential Traffic only)
• Closed –Island Point Road (Residential traffic only)
• Closed –Murphy Street (Residential traffic only)
• Closed –Flagstaff and Alexandra Range Lookout, Daintree
• Closed – Bob’s Lookout, Desailly Range (no parking available)
• Please be aware that Police and Emergency Services will monitor locations and may close down viewing locations once numbers reach capacity or should safety be compromised.
• Parking will be limited at many local beaches.
• Vehicles parked illegally or in unsafe locations will be towed away.
PLAN AND PREPARE
Plan and prepare and have a contingency plan should your planned viewing location be closed due to popular numbers being present.
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