BETTER VISIBILITY MEANS SAFER TURNS FOR NAMBOUR MOTORISTS

17th May 2021

Motorists will now benefit from increased visibility and improved safety conditions at the Nambour Connection Road and Erbacher Road intersection.

Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said improvements had been completed at the Nambour intersection to remedy a recent trend of rear-end crashes.

"The restricted viewing angle many motorists experienced when attempting to enter Nambour Connection Road from Erbacher Road meant they would often brake suddenly when they saw oncoming vehicles on Nambour Connection Road at the last minute," Mr Skelton said.

"By realigning the left-out slip lane onto Nambour Connection Road, we have improved visibility for motorists.

"This means it is now easier for motorists to see northbound traffic and more safely turn into Nambour Connection Road from Erbacher Road.”

The works included minor asphalt removal and construction to accommodate the left-turn lane realignment, installing new lighting, improving underground drainage, amending signs and line marking, and minor vegetation clearing.

The works began in February and were completed by Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

The project has been funded under the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety Program, which aims to improve road safety by implementing high-benefit, cost-effective treatments at known and potential crash locations.