Ballinger Road bikeway gears up
  • Friday 08 April 2011

Safer and smoother travel for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

That’s what residents can expect on Ballinger Road when Sunshine Coast Council constructs a new bikeway and on-road cycle lanes between the main street in Buderim and the Stringybark Road roundabout.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the State Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and South East Queensland Cycle Network Program had jointly funded the project, that would include road widening and extensive kerb and channel works.

“This will involve road widening between Andriana Drive and the Stringybark Road roundabout which includes installation of kerb and channel and new road surfacing on the roundabout through to Andriana Drive,” he said.

“Council is committed to increasing the bikeway and pathway network across the Sunshine Coast and this project will provide a safer and easier travel route for pedestrians and cyclists and a much improved road surface for motorists.

“The State Government’s South East Queensland Cycle Network Program has contributed $400,000 towards this terrific project and this adds to council’s Active Transport Plan that sets out strategic planning for walking and cycling on the Sunshine Coast.”

Work is underway on the project, that will include the replacement of surface pavements on Stringybark Road roundabout including on and off ramps through to the Andriana Drive intersection. Pavement repairs will also be undertaken from the Andriana Drive intersection through to the Burnett Street roundabout. On road cycle lane marking will also be carried out upon completion of road surfacing works.

During construction of the project, council will endeavour to avoid the disturbance of large and established trees. However, should any require removal council will consult with adjoining property owners.

The project is programmed to be complete by mid-may (weather permitting). The installation of the kerb and channel and overlay is expected to be completed during Easter school holidays in order to minimise disruption to nearby schools.

During construction, property access may be affected for short durations. Council officers will contact residents, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if works are likely to block entrances.

Your patience is appreciated during construction. Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists.