Maroochydore - Mooloolaba Road and Ocean Street, improve intersection

Design is underway for safer pedestrian crossings in Maroochydore's entertainment precinct.

The project will improve safety for all road users at the Maroochydore-Mooloolaba Road (known as Horton Parade) and Ocean Street intersection at Maroochydore.

The project will also provide safer crossing points and encourage pedestrians to use the additional and improved crossings when moving between shopping, hospitality and education venues in the area.

The left-turn slip lanes will be removed and traffic signals modified to accommodate motorists turning left in and out of Ocean Street. Additional fencing on the median strip will be installed to encourage the use of dedicated pedestrian crossings.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Accessibility
  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Removal of the left-turn slip lanes and modification of the traffic signals to accommodate motorists turning left in and out of Ocean Street.
  • Construction of a new signalised pedestrian crossing across Beach Road to provide an additional crossing point to and from Ocean Street.
  • Upgrading the existing signalised pedestrian crossings at this intersection.
  • Installation of additional pedestrian fencing on the median along Horton Parade to Cornmeal Parade.
  • New footpath connections.

Funding

This project is funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1496626

Total investment
$1.861 million
Queensland Government
$1.861 million

Current status

Design is underway and is expected to be complete by early 2022.

Project map

Maroochydore - Mooloolaba Road and Ocean Street, improve intersection project map—remove slip lanes, install new and upgrade existing signalised crossings and additional pedestrian fencing on median.