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Work begins on cycle and pedestrian ‘missing link’

Construction has started this month on a new stand-alone pedestrian and cycle bridge, influenced by nature’s beauty, between two key areas.

 
Work begins on cycle and pedestrian ‘missing link’

A new stand-alone pedestrian and cycle bridge, influenced by nature’s beauty, will soon complete a “missing link’’ between two key areas.

The 3m-wide Stringybark Road bridge will span the Sunshine Motorway, connecting Buderim and Sippy Downs providing a safe passage between the education precincts.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Liveability and Natural Assets Group Executive Bill Haddrill said projects like this were essential for ensuring the neighbouring communities could actively move about safely.

“The new bridge will be separate from the vehicle bridge and will provide a shared pathway for bicycle riders and pedestrians to use for commuting or leisure,” Mr Haddrill said.  

“In addition to the new bridge, the pathway on the existing vehicle bridge will be removed and the bridge reconfigured to provide on-road cycle lanes on both sides.

“The separation of both ensures all users can cross over the motorway safely, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to adopt more sustainable methods of transport.

Artist impression showing decorative elements creating patterns of light and shade as well as providing protection for users.

Artist impression showing decorative elements creating patterns of light and shade as well as providing protection for users.

“Importantly the works provide a vital safe route over the Sunshine Motorway for residents and students making their way to the nearby Sippy Downs and Buderim schools, UniSC or the local shops.

“Construction has started this month (March) and is anticipated to be completed by late 2024.

“The new bridge has been architecturally designed with decorative elements that complement the surrounding area and are influenced by the local forest canopy and birds. These elements cast patterns onto the bridge during the night and day.”

At night the bridge will be softly lit to ensure safety and clear sight lines for all users.

At night the bridge will be softly lit for user safety.

At night the bridge will be softly lit for user safety.

The $11.8 million project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government's Cycle Network Local Government Grants program and Sunshine Coast Council.

For more information about this project, please visit Council’s website and search ‘Sippy Downs Stringybark Road pedestrian and cycle bridge’.


This article Work begins on cycle and pedestrian ‘missing link’ has been supplied from the OurSC website and has been published here with permission.