Restrictions in place as works ramp up on new Yellow Arrow walking track
When it’s completed it will give people another chance to enjoy walking and running in TNQ, but to get the job done a helicopter will be used to transport materials to Mt Whitfield on September 14 and 15 as part of construction works on the Yellow Arrow walking track.
Due to the nature of the works, access to existing walking tracks and cycle paths will be restricted in the area to ensure public safety.
Cairns Regional Council allocated $1.18 million towards construction of the Yellow Arrow walking track project in its 2018-19 budget.
The 2.4km Yellow Arrow trail will include a new trail head at the Aeroglen sports fields and meet with the existing Blue Arrow track.
A 54-space car park, new toilet block and picnic shelter are also part of the proposal.
The Red Arrow track attracts more than 300,000 users a year – or about 831 walkers a day.
The following restrictions will be in place while materials are being delivered:
• No access between the Blue Arrow and Red Arrow tracks.
• Access to Blue Arrow will be available via Green Arrow only.
• The cycle path will be closed from Tanks Carpark (Collins Ave) to Quarry St, with a detour via Sheridan St.
A council spokesperson thanked the community for their patience and co-operation during the works and apologised for any inconvenience caused by these activities.