NAMBOUR CONNECTION ROAD UPGRADE ABOUT TO START
19th July 2021
Work will start this week on a $5 million project resurfacing a six-kilometre stretch of Nambour Connection Road.
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the project would deliver improvements for almost 30,000 motorists who use the road each day.
“Our community relies on the Nambour Connection Road as the key link to the Bruce Highway and Maroochydore Road," Mr Skelton said.
"From early August 2021, work crews will begin resurfacing along the road, from the Big Pineapple at Woombye to Panorama Drive at Nambour.
"They will also repair some sections of the underlying road and then reinstate the dual lanes with new asphalt.”
Mr Skelton said residents should take care around the work sites along Nambour Connection Road, with the project expected to take about two months to complete, weather and conditions permitting.
“The upgrade at the Erbacher Road intersection finished a couple of months ago, so locals will notice some improvements there, but we appreciate their patience while this work is underway,” he said.
"We are ramping up our maintenance program across the Sunshine Coast because these works improve the road and reduce future maintenance costs," he said.
“Queensland has the longest state-controlled road network in Australia, so maintaining roads is big job.
“The Palaszczuk Government is investing more than $1 billion each year to maintain roads, as part of its $27.5 billion, four years transport and roads investment plan.”
Mr Skelton said work will be done at night, from Sundays to Thursdays, to reduce motorist impacts, while some occasional weekend work may be required.
Single-lane closures, traffic controllers, reduced speed limits and signs will be in place during the works to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.
For information on road works and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the QLDTraffic app.