- Last updated:
- 20 Sep 2016
Council is upgrading Evans Street from two lanes to four lanes. Evans Street connects Maroochydore Road and Maroochy Boulevard and is an essential link in the Maroochydore road network. The upgrade is funded through council's capital works program and is due to be completed in early 2017.
This $20 million project will duplicate Evans Street to four lanes and upgrade the intersections at:
- Maroochydore Road
- Primary School Court
- Ridge Road
- School Road
- Millwell Road.
This upgrade is part of a major road improvement scheme, and will:
- help improve traffic flow
- increase road safety; improve cycle and pedestrian connectivity; and allow for forecast traffic volumes
- provide a vital link upgrade from Maroochydore Blvd to Maroochydore Rd
- provide a visually attractive corridor.
View the Evans Street final draft design plan.
Construction on the $20 million upgrade of Evans Street in Maroochydore is on track, with Millwell Road (west) re-opened to traffic ahead of schedule and traffic now on the new western lane.
Work over the coming months includes:
- Undertaking drainage, earthworks, asphalting and landscaping in the middle two lanes of Evans Street
- Installing new underground power cabling and removing power poles from Maroochydore Road to School Road
- Completing service work in the south-western corner of the Evans Street and Maroochydore Road intersection
- Completing connection of the new underground electrical services to residential properties along Evans Street.
Pedestrian access across Maroochydore Road: Pedestrian access at the intersection of Evans Street and Maroochydore Road will not be available from 1 June until the end of September (weather permitting). Please use alternate crossings to the east (overhead crossing near Maroochydore Primary School) or to the west (near Lincraft at the Sunshine Homemaker Centre).
Traffic realignment and night works: Construction will now focus on upgrading the southbound lanes (on the eastern side of Evans Street). On Monday 15 August and Tuesday 16 August night works will be required to realign traffic, install new pipe drainage culverts and line marking. Nearby residents may experience some construction noise and lighting during the night works. The project team will endeavour to progress work as quickly as possible to minimise any disruption.
In February and March 2014, council sought feedback from affected residents and businesses on three draft design options.
The design options featured different intersection treatments at:
- Evans Street-Primary School Court
- Evans Street-Ridge Road
- Evans Street-School Road
- Evans Street-Millwell Road
After initial feedback from the community, the following final design has been selected:
Additional feedback was received in May 2014 regarding the access constraints around the intersection of Primary School Court East. Subsequently, council has worked with the affected members of the community to provide an acceptable solution to the original access constraints. The solution agreed upon by the projects civil design team was the inclusion of a signalised u-turn facility that will allow passenger and light commercial vehicles travelling northbound to perform a u-turn to the Maroochydore Road intersection and access Primary School Court.
The need to upgrade Evans Street and Plaza Parade through the Maroochydore CBD was identified by the former Maroochy Shire Council in 1993/1994. The route is now identified in the Maroochy Plan 2000 and in the Draft Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme as an essential part of the Maroochydore road network.
The Maroochy Plan 2000 and the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme note that residential density in this area is expected to increase as the Maroochydore City Centre grows.
- Community Update March/April 2016
- Community Update December 2015
- Community Update November 2015
- Community Update August 2015
- Community Update July 2015
- Community Update April 2015
- Project News December 2014
- Project News May 2014
- Project News February 2014
- Project News December 2013
- Project News October 2013
For more information, please contact the project team on 1800 423 411 or email email@example.com.