The Queensland Government and Noosa Council have released the proposed design of the first stage of the Tewantin Bypass.
Mayor Clare Stewart said Council would undertake design of the two-lane roundabout, which would improve traffic flow through this growing area.
“The Tewantin Bypass has long been a priority for Council given the community’s concerns about congestion and safety at this location,” Cr Stewart said.
“The bypass is the final link in the upgrade of Noosa’s major arterial road network, with planning identifying the Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection as the first location for an upgrade.
“The proposed two-lane roundabout will improve safety and allow for free-flowing traffic, particularly during peak periods.
“In keeping with Noosa’s commitment to provide safe and environmentally friendly transport options, active transport features included in the project are on-road bike lanes, an off-road shared pathway and pedestrian refuges,” the Mayor said.
Council had started preliminary investigations to inform the detailed design.
“We have already undertaken some on-site investigations including survey work, geotechnical, cultural heritage and environmental assessments,” she said.
“Council will also engage with the local community to keep them informed as design progresses.
“It is anticipated detailed design will be completed by June 2021, with early works to relocate services to start in the new year.”
The Queensland Government committed $9.5 million to build a new roundabout at the Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection under its recent roads stimulus package.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project would add more than $3 billion in road and transport projects already underway across the greater region by the Queensland Government.
“We know just how important this project is to the community, which is why we’ve funded this project as part of a $1 billion stimulus package to supercharge the state’s economy through the COVID-19 recovery,” Mr Bailey said.
“Elected representatives and the community have been clear: installing a new roundabout along Beckmans Road was a top road priority for the community, and we’re getting on with the job.”