Late last evening a Cairns Regional Council employee was hit by a car at Manoora, killing the 66-year-old Mooroobool man at the scene.
Walter Robert Greenfield was part of a Council team work undertaking line marking on the roadway in Pease Street, between Anderson Road and Jensen Street just before 11pm.
Cairns Regional Council issued a statement and said it is mourning the loss of a long-time staff member, following the fatal roadwork incident last night.
"The employee was a valued member of the organisation," Council CEO Lyn Russell said. "He has been with Council for more than 23 years. This is a very sad day for many people within our organisation and community."
“I offer my personal support and that of Council to his family and workmates affected by his death."
Russell says they will fully cooperate with Police and Workplace Health and Safety investigations.