Park Road prepared for school holiday influx
  • Thursday 16 September 2010

The Sunshine Coast Council is poised to respond to changes in traffic conditions during the busy school holiday season as work continues on stabilising Park Road and upgrading the adjoining boardwalk at Little Cove.

Park Road provides the main vehicle and pedestrian access to Noosa National Park and its associated beaches which is subject to more than one million visitors every year.

In recent years the underlying embankment to the road has slipped and council is currently constructing a retaining structure on the ocean side of Park Road to ensure its future safety.

Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said one lane of Park Road had been closed since the project commenced in July but plans are in place to monitor and minimise the potential impact on residents, businesses and visitors during the September holiday period.

"While we want to ensure this project is completed before peak holiday season begins in December, we recognise this period is also critical for local operators," Cr Green said.

"The tourism industry has had a challenging year and bookings are looking solid for the September school holidays.

"We will be ready to implement manual over-rides of the existing one way traffic signals with traffic monitoring staff in place if required.

"We will do everything we can to limit the impact of the work being undertaken in this area and we will be observing the situation closely."