Noosa Drive on surer footing
  • Friday 04 February 2011

There are pedestrian changes afoot at Noosa Drive – three of them, in fact – and they will add up to a safer walk or bike ride beside the busy road.

Works will begin on Monday, February 7 with a pedestrian pathway being replaced and widened to three metres on the western side of the Drive at Coral Tree Avenue, to make it more pedestrian and bike friendly, project coordinator Wayne Brockhurst said..

Stage 2 will extend the existing footpath just north of Noosa Sanctuary to Banksia Avenue and include a new pedestrian crossing across Noosa Drive, linking the Sanctuary development to the existing pathway network.

The third phase will convert the north-side traffic island at the Leslie Drive roundabout to a fully vegetated pedestrian refuge offering a further means to cross Noosa Drive safely, Mr Brockhurst said.

Division 11 councillor Russell Green said the overall project was expected to take about 10 weeks, weather permitting.

"This key project, in combination with our off-road cycle network, will ensure residents will be able to safely access key destinations in the Noosa Drive area through to Noosa Junction," he said.

"Please be assured that council will actively engage with residents to minimise impacts to private accesses."

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

For further information about council’s extensive off-road cycle network please contact our TravelSmart Team on 5449 5200 for the latest information and publications.