- Wednesday 06 April 2011
Providing high quality bikeway and pathway networks is a key commitment for Sunshine Coast Council.
Construction of a new 2.5m wide concrete pathway has started on the southern side of Connection Road at Mooloolah, between the dam entrance and Stevens Road.
Division 1 Councillor Anna Grosskreutz said the $230,000 project had been joint-funded by council and the State Government’s South East Queensland Cycle Network Program.
"This project will be a major benefit to the local community at Mooloolah and is part of council’s Active Transport Plan that sets out strategic planning for walking and cycling on the Sunshine Coast," she said.
"Constructing bikeway and walkway infrastructure like this across the region creates sustainable local transport systems and promotes active and healthy lifestyles."
Cr Grosskreutz said the Mooloolah bikeway works would be constructed on the road reserve and council would endeavour to avoid disturbances of large established trees.
"Council will consult with adjoining property owners if any trees do require removal while works are in progress," she said.
Work is underway on the project that is expected to be finished within four weeks (weather permitting).
Some property access may be affected during construction for short durations. Council officers will contact residents, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if works are likely to block property entrances.
Traffic management measures will also be in place during construction to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists.