SAFETY WORKS ON THE WAY FOR MAROOCHY RIVER LOCALS

1st October 2021

Construction is about to kick off to improve Yandina-Bli Bli Road at Maroochy River.

Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the Palaszczuk Government was delivering on its commitment to make our roads safer.

“We are delivering a record $27.5 billion transport and road infrastructure plan over the next four years,” Mr Skelton said.

“Of this, $3.9 billion in projects will be delivered on the Sunshine Coast and surrounds.

“This $2.4 million project will see a three kilometre stretch of Yandina-Bli Bli Road resealed from east of the Caboolture Creek Bridge to just before Pearce Drive.

“Not only will these works improve the surface and underlying foundations, but it will also reduce ongoing maintenance costs and provide safer conditions for the more than 2500 motorists who travel this section daily.”

Mr Skelton said the works built on other safety projects completed in the area.

“The Sunshine Coast is booming, and we are backing it like never before,” he said.

“With works well underway on multiple projects along the Bruce Highway, the Palaszczuk Government is backing jobs and building lasting infrastructure.

“Between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way, work on the $662.5 million Bruce Highway upgrade is well underway.

“We’re also fixing the Mooloolah River Interchange, with a $160 million commitment to deliver major improvements to travel times between Maroochydore, Kawana and growing communities around Caloundra.

“We’re on the ground delivering big for Sunny Coast locals.”

Mr Skelton said work was expected to begin in October and would take about six months to complete.

For up-to-date information on road works and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the QLDTraffic app.

Recent works undertaken on Yandina-Bli Bli Road include:

Completed a $120,000 routine reseal project in May 2019 on a section between Peace Drive and Parkyn Hill Place.

Completed routine maintenance works on the single-lane Caboolture Creek timber bridge at Yandina in December 2020.