Upcoming Roadwork and Changes to Pedestrian Traffic Near the College

Upcoming Roadwork and Changes to Pedestrian Traffic Near the College

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised us of upcoming roadwork near the College. The roadworks are part of a $22 million project to improve access to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. These works will have impact on pedestrian movement and will lead to some delays for motor vehicles. Parents are asked to take these changes into account as they drive near the College from the start of next term. Where students walk to the College, parents are encouraged to make their children familiar with these changes prior to next term.

The project will involve widening and sealing the existing road formation and upgrading the intersections with Kawana Way Link Road to improve traffic capacity. Construction is scheduled to commence from mid-October and will generally be undertaken Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 5.00pm.

For the safety of road workers, pedestrians and motorists, changed traffic conditions including traffic control devices, lane width reductions and speed reductions will be in place. Electronic message boards will be installed at the approaches to the work site in the coming weeks to provide motorists with advance notice. Motorists may experience minor delays during these works.

In addition, temporary changes to pedestrian access will be required. The pedestrian facilities on Kawana Way, near the intersection with Kawana Way Link Road, will be closed during daylight hours. Signage and fencing will be in place. Pedestrians will be required to detour from just north of the Currimundi Creek bridge on Kawana Way and travel east along the existing footpath behind the forested area, before re-joining Creekside Boulevard. A temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed with a refuge between the two lanes of traffic on Creekside Boulevard. Temporary signage will be installed in advance of the crossing to alert motorists to the changed pedestrian facilities. Motorists will also be required to reduce their speed limit to 40kmh. Pedestrian facilities will not be affected during the evenings. This is to ensure lit footpaths remain accessible outside of daylight hours. Pedestrian facilities are expected to return to normal for the start of the 2017 school year, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Please click here to download a map, which outlines these changes.