Cairns Western Arterial Road, Loridan Drive intersection upgrade planning

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressing a $550,000 planning project to investigate possible upgrades at the intersection of Cairns Western Arterial Road and Loridan Drive.

This planning will develop and assess feasible upgrade options and review and update previous planning undertaken by TMR. Once the most suitable solution is identified, TMR will develop a business case to support future funding submissions.

Construction of an identified solution is currently unfunded.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency

Key features

Details of possible upgrades options are now available for public comment. The possible options will be further assessed during the business case to determine and confirm the optimum corridor solution.


The project is wholly funded by the Queensland Government.

Total investment
Queensland Government

Current status

We are currently undertaking planning with a business case expected to be complete in mid-2021. Construction of any upgrades is currently unfunded.