If you drove your car the entire length of every sealed road in the Sunshine Coast region, you would find yourself travelling approximately 2200 kilometres – the equivalent of driving from Noosa to Sydney and then back again.
Those roads are maintained by Sunshine Coast Council through its annual Road Reseal and Rehabilitation Program, which in 2018/19 is a $19 million program making improvements to 170 roads.
Transport Portfolio and Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said this year’s program included Bellvista Boulevard, with work underway now.
“Through this program council repairs road failures, improves the road surface and renews line markings, ensuring residents and visitors have access to safe and high quality local roads,” Cr Baberowski said.
“These improvements are critical to provide safe and high quality local roads across the Sunshine Coast road network.
“The road rehabilitation and resealing process is not just a coat of bitumen – it involves several stages, from determining which roads require improvements through to addressing road failures, rehabilitating numerous under-surface layers of the road and renewing the surface line marking.
“We know road works can be disruptive to motorists so we appreciate the community’s patience while this important and necessary work is underway.
“As always we also urge people to drive carefully, stick to the speed limit and follow directions from traffic controllers.”
Please keep our road workers – and other motorists safe:
- Slow down – observe the stated speed limits within and around road works for the safety of motorists, pedestrians, road workers and traffic controllers.
- Be patient – recognise that road works are unavoidable even though they cause frustration for motorists.
- Allow for delays – factor in extra travel time to allow for potential delays during your journey.
- Parking restrictions – availability of on-street parking can be affected by road works so be sure to check signage.
Other road rehabilitation works occurring across the Sunshine Coast this month and throughout February include:
- Claymore Road, Sippy Downs (estimated completion by 12 February 2019)
- Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim (estimated completion by 31 January 2019)
- Coonowrin Street, Battery Hill (estimated completion by 21 February 2019)
Residents directly affected by these upgrades will receive a letterbox drop. The schedule of works is also published on the program webpage.