Parklands Boulevard upgrade
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Nov 2021

Council recently completed the second stage upgrade of a section of Parklands Boulevard in Meridan Plains, between the IRT retirement village and approximately 100 metres west of Meridan Way. The new 4-lane section of road, dedicated cycle lanes and pedestrian pathways were officially opened on 13 April 2021 with a safer and more efficient travel experience now being experienced by all users.   

Project scope

The multiple-stage project forms part of the Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Infrastructure Plan to provide for the current and future transport needs of the Caloundra area.

The upgrade provides improved safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, by helping to improve traffic flow, reduce delays during peak periods and cater for future traffic volumes.

The final design features:

  • four lanes of traffic (two lanes each way) along this section of Parklands Boulevard
  • new dedicated cycle lanes adjacent to the traffic lanes
  • new signalised pedestrian crossing points at the Sunset Drive and Meridan Way intersections
  • improved pedestrian shared pathways on both sides of Parklands Boulevard
  • relocation of the existing bus stops along Parklands Boulevard
  • a U-turn facility at Sunset Drive
  • new street lighting and landscaping
  • the relocation of existing telecommunications and electrical services

View the final design[11630KB]

Future project stages

The next stage of upgrading (Stage 3) will include the section of Parklands Boulevard from IRT Retirement Village to Saffron Drive roundabout and will be a continuation of the four lanes and associated amenity improvements provided in Stage 1/Stage 2. View the location of the respective upgrade stages.

Final design and construction timing for Stage 3 is yet to be determined however is anticipated to commence within the next five years (2021 – 2026) subject to funding allocations.

Contacts

For information about the project contact the project team via council's customer contact team.