$1.1M road upgrade improves connectivity to Bruce Highway
  • Friday 13 November 2015

Construction on a major $1.1 million upgrade to Roys Road will start this month, making it easier and safer for motorists to travel between Beerwah and the Bruce Highway.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said council would widen the road and improve the road surface.

“This upgrade will improve access to the new Bells Creek Road interchange, making it easier to reach the Bruce Highway,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Improved connectivity to the highway is vital for our local communities and this project will provide that, as well as catering for forecast increased traffic volumes.”

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the upgrade would connect with previous council improvements at Mawsons Road.

“In this stage of work we will upgrade around 1.1km of Roys Road from the intersection at Mawsons Road to just past the old forestry depot,” Cr Baberowski said.

“This is a solid start on progressively upgrading what is going to become a future arterial road between Beerwah, the Bruce Highway and Aura at Caloundra South.

“This road will ultimately provide an alternative and slightly quicker route for residents and make it easier for visitors to enjoy everything the Glasshouse area has to offer.

“This project is part of council’s $183 million Capital Works Program, which demonstrates our commitment to improving infrastructure in the region.

“Traffic controls will be in place during construction and while council will do everything it can to avoid traffic delays, some will be unavoidable due to safety and work flow reasons.

“Work is expected to be complete in April, weather permitting.

“Council thanks motorists for their patience during construction of this important project.”