Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

New Works to Ease Congestion

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

New Works to Ease Congestion

Article excerpt

NEW junctions with a major Coast arterial have been proposed to ease congestion at a busy major intersection.

A Transport and Main Roads spokeswoman said a business case was being completed for works that would extend Third Avenue at Caloundra to meet with Nicklin Way.

The new road is one of two new entry points proposed in Sunshine Coast Council's Caloundra Centre Master Plan, with the other involving new ramps to join the Queen Street overpass with Nicklin Way.

Caloundra MP Mark McArdle has called for increased commitment to fix congestion at the busy Nicklin Way and Caloundra Road roundabout.

Mr McArdle said a recent Sunshine Coast Council announcement of plans to extend Burke Street through from Blaxland Street to Pelican Waters Boulevard was not enough to solve problems in the area.

"The claim that this will 'improve traffic flow on Caloundra Road between Pelican Waters Boulevard and West Terrace/ Baldwin Street' is not correct," Mr McArdle said. …

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