Patience a prerequisite en route to uni
  • Monday 06 February 2012

Leave a little earlier and please be patient.

That’s the first assignment for Sunshine Coast University goers travelling to Orientation Week that starts on 13 February.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said ongoing upgrades to the Sippy Downs Drive project would restrict traffic flow around the main entrance to the university campus.

"When this project is complete the new roundabout and intersection will really improve traffic flow for commuters travelling to and from Sunshine Coast University and the three nearby schools," he said.

"In the meantime though a little extra patience will be needed when travelling in this area that caters for approximately 2,100 vehicles per hour during peak periods."

Cr Dickson said traffic control measures would be in place and lane closures would be avoided during the peak hours.

"The best plan of attack for those travelling to school or the University is to allow plenty of time, take the bus or car pool where possible," he said.

"Extra care should be taken around the work site and please obey the speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers."

The Sippy Downs Drive project is due for completion in September (weather permitting).