- Friday 10 July 2015
The upgrade to Nambour’s Perwillowen and Windsor roads will move to the next phase from July 25, with the upgrade on track to significantly improve safety in one of Nambour’s highest traffic areas.
While Council will continue to minimise the disruption to motorists and cyclists wherever possible, there will be some disruption on and around Perwillowen Road.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said most work was scheduled for weekends but could continue onto school days.
“Where work does continue on to weekdays, Council will do everything it can to reduce the impact during the peak school traffic periods,” Cr Rogerson said.
“Traffic controllers will be on site and delays should not exceed 10 minutes at any time.
“Occasional traffic detours may also be required through Blaxland Road and Carter Road to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
“Ideally, Council would have liked the work to be completed during the school holidays but the contractor was unavailable at this time.
“I’d like to thank the local community and commuters for their ongoing patience and support with the implementation of this much needed project”
“It’s important Council provides safe infrastructure for all road users.
“This upgrade will improve traffic movement on the outskirts of Nambour and greatly improve the liveability of this wonderful town.
“When complete, Windsor Road will have an onroad cycle lane on each side of the road from the TAFE roundabout to Perwillowen Road, and large sections of the surface of both roads will be safer, smoother and much more visually appealing.
“Council is committed to delivering a safe road network and is undertaking remedial works across the region.”
This next phase begins on July 25 and is expected to be complete in August (weather permitting).
This upgrade project includes:
- rehabilitating the road pavement in Windsor Rd (between the new TAFE roundabout and Blaxland Road)
- widening of the road on the southern side of Windsor Rd (between Blaxland Road and Perwillowen Rd) to provide on road cycle lanes on both sides
- reconstruction of Perwillowen Rd (between Coes Creek Rd and the Arundel Ave roundabout), including upgrading drainage and kerb and channelling (gutters) where required.