- Last updated:
- 10 Apr 2018
Council will extend Burke Street west through to Pelican Waters Boulevard to improve traffic flow and alleviate congestion on Caloundra Road between Pelican Waters Boulevard and West Terrence/Baldwin Street.
The new road will redistribute traffic from Caloundra Road, east of Nicklin Way, to Pelican Waters Boulevard and improve traffic flow at the existing roundabout at the intersection of Caloundra Road and Pelican Waters Boulevard.
The attached plan shows the layout for the construction of the new road. The project will involve:
- provision of a two lane, asphalt road surface complete with cycle lanes in both East and West bound directions
- construction of two new roundabouts at Pelican Waters Blvd and Blaxland Street
- major earthworks and drainage works through the road reserve area from the end of Burke Street through to Pelican Waters Blvd, providing the foundation for the new road surface
- improving flood storage within the low-land road reserve by providing and re-sizing open drainage channels and storage basins
- provision of road lighting and revegetation landscaping.
Work to construct the new road will be undertaken in two stages:
- Stage 1 works started in late 2017 and involve the reconstruction of car park facilities for the Caloundra Indoor Bowls Club, as well as preparation works for the extension of Burke Street. This work is nearing completion.
- Stage 2 will focus on construction of the new road and connections to Pelican Waters Boulevard and Blaxland Street.
Where to from here
Stage 2 construction work will start in February and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018 (weather dependant).
Minor speed reductions and installation of traffic barriers will be required during these times.
Road users can expect some disruptions to traffic conditions once construction starts on the new roundabouts.
Every effort will be made to minimise this impact. Where possible, the existing number of traffic lanes will remain and work will be undertaken outside of peak traffic times. Existing speeds will be reduced only when necessary and stop-go traffic control will be limited.
Council representatives will provide ongoing construction updates and direct contact with nearby properties to inform residents and road users of specific changes to existing conditions.
The Burke Street extension has been included in a number of plans which have undergone community consultation in recent years. These include:
- Caloundra Master Plan
- Caloundra Area Transport Study
- Caloundra City Plan and Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014
- Reserve 1000 Master Plan.