- Wednesday 25 February 2015
Two of Nambour’s busiest roads are set for a $2.1 million upgrade, with Sunshine Coast Council starting road work on Perwillowen and Windsor roads in March.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the upgrade would make travel in the area safer for motorists and school students.
“These upgrades will improve safety in one of Nambour’s highest traffic areas and will also improve the look of the area,” Cr Rogerson said.
“Council’s investment in these roads will benefit many people in our local community – Windsor and Perwillowen roads are two of Nambour’s busiest, with three schools, Nambour TAFE and several important community facilities nearby.
“Council is committed to delivering a safe road network and is undertaking remedial works across the region.”
The upgrade includes:
- rehabilitating Windsor Rd (between the new TAFE roundabout and Blaxland Road)
- reconstruction of Perwillowen Rd (between Coes Creek Rd and the Arundel Ave roundabout)
- widening the on road cycle lane on the southern side of Windsor Rd (between the TAFE roundabout and Perwillowen Rd) and constructing a cycle lane on the northern side
- installation of new drainage, and kerb and channelling (gutters).
Cr Rogerson said Council was advising nearby residents, businesses and schools prior to works starting.
“These roads are well-used, particularly in school drop-off and pick-up times, and Council will do everything it can to minimise disruptions to traffic,” he said.
“This includes replacing the road surface at night and minimising delays during school peak periods where possible – traffic controllers will be on site during works and delays should not exceed 10 minutes at any time.
“It’s important Council provides safe infrastructure for all road users, and these improvements will benefit both motorists and cyclists.
“I would like to thank people in advance for their patience during construction.”
These road works are expected to be complete in early August (weather permitting).