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  • Tuesday 17 January 2012

Sunshine Coast Council is committed to making roads safer in Coolum Beach.

Integrated Transport Systems Portfolio and Division 9 Councillor Vivien Griffin said works will commence next week on the first of a two stage traffic calming project in the local area.

"Council is focused on improving the safety of the road network for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians within the Coolum Beach region’s boundaries," Cr Griffin said.

"Traffic calming works to encourage safer driving along a number of streets within the local area will include intersection improvements and pathway and pedestrian refuge installations.

"The goal is to lower average traffic speeds, reduce the number and severity of accidents and lower the volume of through traffic.

"Developed in consultation with the community, the project will comprise $100,000 this financial year and $100,000 the next financial year.

"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 work is likely to block entrances.

"I look forward to the successful completion of this project and thank affected residents and users of the area for their patience and the workers for their time and effort in the construction."

Works will commence week beginning 23 January 2012, and are anticipated to be complete within four weeks (weather permitting), excluding intersections still in design.

The project will include works to the following locations:

  • Cinnamon and Seagull Avenue - intersection improvements
  • Cinnamon and Spindrift Avenue - intersection improvements
  • Cinnamon and Banksia Avenue - intersection improvements
  • Banksia Avenue and Central Avenue - intersection improvements
  • Cinnamon Avenue, south of Banksia Avenue - pathway and pedestrian refuge installation
  • Park Crescent, south of Acacia Avenue – pathway and pedestrian refuge installation.

The intersection of Cinnamon, Hewitt and Springfield and the pedestrian refuge on Park Crescent, south of Acacia Avenue are currently in design and will be delivered during the course of 2012.