Council drives traffic improvements in Coolum
  • Monday 12 January 2015
Traffic congestion on the Coolum-Yandina Road is set to ease in the near future thanks Sunshine Coast Council and the State Government

Traffic congestion on the Coolum-Yandina Road is set to ease in the near future thanks Sunshine Coast Council and the State Government.

Division 9 Councillor Stephen Robinson said a new slip-lane would soon be installed at the roundabout near Coolum State School.

“Many residents have raised their concerns to me about traffic problems around the school particularly during peak periods of the day,” he said.

“Yandina-Coolum Road is managed by the State Government so I took these concerns to the Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and I’m very pleased to announce that the state has committed $200,000 for a new left turn slip lane from South Coolum Road.

Cr Robinson said traffic assessments and design for the new slip lane had been carried out by council.

“This work from council will enable the Department of Transport and Main Roads to progress the final design plans more quickly,” he said.

“Council has also offered to provide funding above the $200,000 State Government contribution if required.

“So this project is another example of council and the State Government working closely together to achieve an outcome that is terrific for the community.”

The new slip lane is expected to be complete within the next 12 months.