Community win with intersection upgrade

After years of campaigning the Caloundra community is celebrating with the State Government’s confirmation it will install traffic lights at the dangerous Ridgewood and Caloundra Rd intersection. 

Just yesterday a group of residents gathered with Caloundra MP Mark McArdle to call on the State to confirm its intensions of the area, after the local Main Roads Department confirmed a feasibility study to upgrade the intersection was being carried out and promised an answer in January. 

A statement issued by Transport Minister Mark Bailey and obtained by Mr McArdle’s office confirmed the installation of traffic lights would go ahead, with residents and stakeholders to be updated in the coming weeks. 

“This is a major win for the residents of Ridgewood Rd and they really deserve a pat on the back for all their hard work,” Mr McArdle said. 

“I am glad the safety of Caloundra residents will be put as a priority and thank the government for this upgrade.

“Never underestimate the power of a community working together and I need to especially acknowledge Gwen Pusztay and Greg and Joss Walker for their phenomenal efforts.”

Last year Mr McArdle held a public forum with Main Roads to air concerns. 

The speed limit along Caloundra Rd near the Ridgewood Rd intersection was then reduced from 80 km/h to 70 km/hr but residents were still concerned for their safety. 
Mr McArdle said he would also forward to residents any correspondence received by Main Roads regarding the intersection upgrade.