The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to provide an update on the Nicklin Way capacity improvements and Production Avenue extension project.
The project involves upgrades to Nicklin Way between Main Drive and Waterview Street and providing a new access to Kawana Way via Production Avenue. It is being delivered under the Queensland Government’s State Infrastructure Plan to boost the capacity of Nicklin Way and enhance traffic flow to and from the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
Since construction began in early September 2018, the contractor has:
· removed existing pavement and laid asphalt for the new Nicklin Way northbound lane
· substantially completed underground electrical works at Nicklin Way intersections as well as the Production Avenue extension
· started works on footpaths and pedestrian ramps at Nicklin Way intersections
· constructed new indented parking bays in front of businesses at 278 Nicklin Way.
Remaining works involve asphalt overlays at intersections, installing and upgrading traffic signals, laying the final asphalt surface, completing pedestrian facilities, line marking (including new on-road cycle facilities) and landscaping.
Unfortunately, late afternoon storms and increased water table levels experienced on-site throughout October 2018 have extended the construction completion timeframe. Construction completion is now anticipated for February 2019, site and weather conditions permitting.
TMR is reviewing the construction program with the contractor to minimise impacts on adjacent businesses during the busy holiday trading period. We are aiming to undertake major construction activities outside of trading hours and complete works on pedestrian facilities near businesses by mid-December 2018. Any incomplete works near shop fronts will be made safe and tidied prior to Christmas. We will keep business operators up-to-date on construction progress.
Importantly, all four lanes along this section of Nicklin Way will be open to traffic during peak periods and daytime trading. The posted speed will remain at its pre-construction limit of 70km/h during these times.
The contractor will also break for Christmas from Monday 24 December 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019 (inclusive).
The majority of construction activities are being undertaken at night while traffic volumes are lower for the safety of road users and roadworkers. Some day works are also required.
General working hours are:
· Day works: Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm
· Night works: Sunday to Thursday, 6pm to 5am.
The contractor will endeavour (where possible) to minimise noise impacts by not undertaking higher noise activities (including jack hammering, pavement milling and profiling) between 11pm and 6am.
TMR apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your continued patience during these works.
Nicklin Way capacity improvements and Production Avenue extension
Department of Transport and Main Roads