$6 MILLION FOR SUNSHINE MOTORWAY RESURFACING WORKS
22nd June 2022
More than $6 million has been allocated to resurface about three kilometres of the Sunshine Motorway between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.
Member for Nicklin Robert Skelton said motorists could expect smoother driving conditions from the investment.
“These works are a demonstration of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to safe, modern roads” Mr Skelton said.
“They’re funded from a $2.93 billion four-year roads and transport plan for our region.
"We are ramping up our maintenance program and these works will improve the ageing road surface and reduce ongoing maintenance costs for this key arterial road.
“The Sunshine Motorway is an important part of the state-controlled road network and the new surface will be welcomed by the 58,000 motorists who travel this section each day."
Mr Skelton said from early next month (July), crews would start asphalt resurfacing southbound along the motorway from north of the Maroochy Boulevard overpass, Maroochydore, to just past the Mooloolaba Road, Mooloolaba.
"We will resurface several on and off-ramps within the work zone and repair a large area at the busy Mooloolaba and Sugar roads intersection," he said.
"The works are expected to take about eight weeks, weather and construction conditions permitting.
"To reduce impacts on nearby businesses, residents and motorists, all works will be carried out at night, with occasional weekend work if required.
"Temporary detours, reduced speed limits, roadworks signs and variable message signs will in place to warn motorists of the changed traffic conditions and ensure motorist and roadworker safety.
"It is important for everyone to follow these signs when approaching the roadworks and adapt their driving to the conditions.
"Thank you to the community for their patience while we carry out this important maintenance."
Mr Skelton said the three kilometres were just one section of multiple upgrades to the Sunshine Motorway.
“Further resurfacing works include east of the Dixon Road interchange, Buderim to Brisbane Road, both directions and the Denna St on and off-ramps, southbound, Maroochydore.
“This is in addition to three kilometres from Mooloolah River, Minyama to Mooloolaba Road off-ramp, Buderim completed in 2021.
“Plus three sections northbound between Maroochydore and Peregian Springs, completed 2020.
For current information on roadworks and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the QLDTraffic app.