Sweeter travels on Sugar Bag Road
  • Saturday 05 November 2011

Travelling by foot or on two wheels along Sugar Bag Road in Caloundra will soon be safer and easier.

Sunshine Coast Council is set to start work on a project to improve pedestrian facilities along Sugarbag Road.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said works would include extensions to pathways and new pedestrian shelters.

"Two new pedestrian refuges will be constructed on the corner of Grey Gum Drive and near Carisbrook Court," he said.

"These will enable pedestrians to cross the road in a much safer fashion."

The existing pathway will also be linked to the new pedestrian refuges and the existing retaining wall on the corner of Grey Gum Drive will be repositioned to allow pathway access.

Cr Dwyer said the project would start on November 7 and completion was expected within two weeks (weather permitting).

"Pathways and associated crossing points are important on-the-ground networking facilities that provide a safe mechanism for pedestrians to enjoy their local environment," he said.

During construction, some property access may be affected for short durations and council officers will contact affected residents to discuss timing for access or parking if work is likely to block entrances.

Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists while work is in progress.