- Saturday 31 July 2010
Motorists using the road linking Hastings Street to the Noosa National Park can expect short delays from Wednesday 4 August, when Sunshine Coast Council closes one lane for crucial repairs.
Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said works would be carried out over the next 14 weeks to stabilise a 200 metre section of Park Road between the Main Beach car park and First Point. Traffic lights and wardens will be on site to help with the flow of vehicles.
“As this is the main access road to the world famous Noosa National Park and its iconic beaches, council will be working hard to get the job finished and the problem permanently fixed for the safety of all users,” Cr Green said.
“Residents have been told of the partial road closure via a letterbox drop and local businesses and accommodation houses have also been advised of the road works.
“This crucial work is being done for one reason only – public safety – and so I call on everyone to show patience over the next few months while we get on with the job.”
Cr Green said the road works would provide a permanent solution to slippage on the low side of the road and instability that has caused problems for both the roadway and the timber boardwalk. To fix it, council needs to build a retaining structure supported by piles bored in to the ocean side of the road.
Constraints around the site mean that the work will require partial closure of the road for up to 14 weeks and parts of the boardwalk will be demolished to achieve construction access.
Council will report back to the Project Reference Group on 10 August about its review of other issues associated with the site, including the handrail and width of the boardwalk.
More information on the Park Road project is available on council’s website.