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Kawana Way Link Road upgrade completed

Posted On March 21, 2017

Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey today announced that works on a section of Kawana Way Link Road have been completed, a few weeks ahead of schedule.

The works, which aimed to increase capacity and better manage traffic flow around the Woodlands and Creekside boulevards, will allow for better access to the $1.87 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital precinct.

Minister Bailey spoke of the necessity of the upgrades and the improvements that will be immediately apparent.

 “The area was identified by the SCUH Taskforce as a key entry point and targeted for upgrade under the $22 million Queensland Government State Infrastructure Plan,” Mr Bailey said.

“The upgrades were regarded as the second highest priority project by the interagency taskforce behind the Kawana Way roundabout upgrades completed at the end of February this year.”

 “This section of Kawana Way Link Road was a known congestion hot spot and widening the road through this area will improve traffic flow to allow more vehicles to move through key intersections more quickly,” he said.

“Motorists will now enjoy dual lanes in both directions on a key section of Kawana Way Link Road, more dedicated turn lanes and an extended turn lane into Woodlands Boulevard.

“I thank nearby residents for their patience while these important improvements were made.”

The upgrades include widening Kawana Way Link Road from just south of the Woodlands Boulevard intersection through to the intersection with Creekside Boulevard/Kawana Way, to allow for:

  • Two traffic lanes in both directions
  • An extended left turn lane from Kawana Way Link road into Woodlands Boulevard
  • An additional left turn lane from Kawana Way Link Road to Kawana Way
  • Two dedicated right turn lanes from Kawana Way to Kawana Way Link Road
  • A dedicated through lane from Kawana Way to Creekside Boulevard.

Mr Bailey also revealed that on-road cycling facilities were also incorporated as part of the works on Creekside Boulevard.

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