Mooloolaba’s Highly Anticipated Road Upgrade Continues
Locals are expected to see some slight changes to Brisbane Road over the coming week. The highly anticipated Mooloolaba road upgrade is continuing construction of Brisbane Road between Walan Street and Kyamba Court, which will see the widening of the corridor to four traffic lanes, is underway.
The construction will deliver the second and third stages of the Mooloolaba Transport Corridor Upgrade – designed to improve the community’s connectivity and travel choice. This important transport project is scheduled for completion in late 2022 and will improve safety and traffic flow, reduce delays during peak periods and cater for future traffic growth.
Hall Contracting, a locally owned and operated business, is constructing the $24.6 million Mooloolaba road upgrade (Brisbane Road section), inclusive of the $12 million Australian Government funding through the $4 billion Urban Congestion Fund.
Power conduits were installed across Mayes Canal Bridge in June and underground infrastructure will continue to be installed along Brisbane Road as the project continues.
“The first closure will take place between 11 and 15 July, 8pm and 6am, on a section of Brisbane Road near Mayes Canal Bridge and Kyamba Court, Mooloolaba.
“For a smooth drive into Mooloolaba, follow the alternative route via Amarina Avenue and Goonawarra Drive. This alternative route will add about two minutes to your journey, so please allow additional travel time.
“Access along Brisbane Road will remain available to local residents, staff and customers and traffic controllers will be present during these closures.”
Council will continue to keep the community informed and minimise impacts where possible.
Mooloolaba Road Upgrade Construction stages:
To minimise inconvenience to the community the project has been broken into stages.
Stage 1a: Naroo Court Upgrade (completed in October 2019)
- Extension of Naroo Court through to Muraban Street including a new roundabout at Muraban Street.
Stage 1b (in progress, February 2020 – early 2021): Walan Street upgrade between Venning Street and Smith Street
- widening of the road to four traffic lanes
- a new signalised intersection at Walan Street and Naroo Court
- formalised pedestrian crossings across Walan Street and Naroo Court with pram and disability compliant access ramps and treatments
- new median strips for safety landscaping, including green space between Naroo Court and Muraban Street
- retaining the existing bus stops and bus services in conjunction with TransLink
- provision for future underground power.
Thursday 8 July 2021 – Media Release
Read the Media Release here.
© Sunshine Coast Regional Council 2021
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