Sippy Downs - Scholars Drive Link
  • Last updated:
  • 02 Aug 2021

A new transport link funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This link is to help alleviate traffic congestion at school peak hours at Sippy Downs.

Project scope

A 3-metre wide, one-way concrete path, for light vehicle access during school pick-up and drop-off times only, will be constructed. The path will run from Scholars Drive cul-de-sac to the roundabout at the intersection of Columbia Street and Varsityview Court, Sippy Downs.

School pick-up and drop-off times are 7am to 9am and 2pm to 4pm. Opening times for the link will depend on traffic use and could operate for as little as 30 minutes morning and afternoon if congestion eases quickly.

Scholars Drive Link will be open for pedestrians and cyclists outside the school peak times. Low-level bollard style lighting and security cameras are to be installed along the path for safety.

Project update

The project is currently in a procurement phase. Construction will start in the coming months. Completion is expected by the end of 2021, weather and site conditions permitting. The Project team will continue to liaise with the Sippy Downs community prior to works starting. Updates will be provided throughout the duration of the project.

Overview

Construction will involve:

  • improving drainage
  • minor vegetation clearing
  • construction of the 3-metre wide concrete path
  • installation of boom gates, line marking and appropriate signage.

A 20km/h speed limit will be in place, and council will monitor the operation of the link.

Background

The new transport link is funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) and will improve traffic efficiency around the school precinct during peak school times.

Scholars Drive Link will be built on state government owned land and has the support of the University of the Sunshine Coast and Chancellor State College.

Contacts

If you require additional information regarding this project, or wish to speak to a member of the project team, please call (07) 5475 7272 or email mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and reference P-H4223.