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Maroochydore Road, Kunda Park intersection improvements

Overview:

The department has indentified a preferred option for staged improvements to Maroochydore Road, Kunda Park to improve safety and relieve congestion.

Location:

Maroochydore Road, Kunda Park.

Benefits:

Improving motorist safety and travel time reliability. Easing congestion on Maroochydore Road, Killick Street, Enterprise Street and Pike Street.

Regions:
North Coast and Wide Bay-Burnett Region - North Coast District

Project info

The department has indentified preferred option for a future staged upgrade at Maroochydore Road, Kunda Park.

The preferred option will involve changes to the existing Killick Street/Pike Street intersection with Maroochydore Road and introduce a new signalised intersection with Maroochydore Road by extending Enterprise Street.

View a video simulation demonstrating the traffic impacts after the upgrade, compared to future peak hour queuing.

Key features of the preferred option include:

  • limiting the Killick Street intersection to a left-turn only from Maroochydore Road. All other movements will not be available;
  • extending Enterprise Street to meet Maroochydore Road at a new signalised intersection, approximately 450m west of the Pike/Killick Street intersection;
  • addressing safety concerns by removing westbound access to 2 properties on the northern side of Maroochydore Road. Alternate access will be provided via a new signalised U-turn facility; and
  • boosting capacity at the existing Enterprise Street and Old Maroochydore Road intersection to cater for the additional traffic.

The preferred option addresses significant community concerns about the safety and efficiency of the existing Pike/Killick Street intersection. The intersection currently experiences significant queuing during peak times. 

Benefits of the preferred option include:

  • more direct access from Maroochydore Road to Enterprise Street;
  • better distribution of traffic; and
  • retention of direct access to Killick Street/Maroochydore Road intersection.

The preferred option is also compatible with long-term planning that allows for an interchange in this area.

Community feedback

We valued your input and welcomed feedback about the planned future intersection upgrade during the community notification period held in September and October 2017.

Timing

Determining the preferred option is an important step towards a future upgrade at the intersection. There is currently no funding allocated to complete detailed design or construction of the project. This project will be considered in the future, after assessment of competing priorities and depending on funding availability.

Contact details

Email: northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5451 7055
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads 
Maroochydore Road improvement works
PO Box 1600 Maroochydore Qld 4558

To receive updates about this project, please register your contact details by emailing northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone the project team on 5451 7055.

Last updated
06 September 2019