SMOOTHER JOURNEYS AHEAD ON MAROOCHYDORE ROAD
17th January 2023
More than $8 million is being invested in resurfacing Maroochydore Road to deliver a safer, smoother ride.
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said work would start on the four-kilometre stretch from the Stark Lane overpass to just before Martins Creek later in January.
"Maroochydore Road is a busy urban-arterial road, and the new surface will benefit the 32,000 motorists who use it every day," Mr Skelton said.
"Crews will move onto this project after they finish resurfacing a four-kilometre section of the Sunshine Motorway.
“We’re continuing to deliver on the Sunshine Coast, helping Queenslanders spend more time enjoying our great lifestyle.”
Mr Skelton said once workers were onsite, the works would take around 12 weeks to complete, weather and conditions permitting.
“We know how important Maroochydore Road is, which is why we’re getting on with these important works to make the road safer and easier to use,” Mr Skelton said.
“The upgrade forms part of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s more than $3 billion investment in transport and road projects on the Sunshine Coast over the next four years, supporting 2,700 good, secure jobs.
"Motorists can expect delays and increase in travel times when lane closures and detours are implemented.
"Road signs will be in place where traffic conditions have changed to ensure motorist and road worker safety, so please drive safely and to conditions.”
Mr Skelton thanked motorists and the community in advance for their patience and cooperation.
Works will be undertaken Sunday to Thursday between 6pm and 6am, to minimise impact on the high volume of daytime traffic.
In addition to the resurfacing, preliminary design is underway on a priority project to upgrade the Maroochydore Road, Pike Street and Killick Street intersection.
For current information on roadworks and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the QLDTraffic app.