Questions loom over Caloundra Road traffic congestion solutions

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle today expressed his concern that the Caloundra community could face more years of uncertainly over the notorious issue of Caloundra Road traffic congestion.

It comes as Mr McArdle posed two separate Questions on Notice to Transport Minister Mark Bailey in State Parliament last week, seeking firm answers to when traffic and exit lights will be installed at the Ridgewood Road-Caloundra Rd intersection and when the people of Caloundra could expect a “final result” to the Caloundra Road-Nicklin Way roundabout chaos.

“The traffic congestion on the “Sunshine Coast’s Longest Carpark” – Caloundra Road is something that people who live and work in Caloundra have suffered for years and understandably their frustration is growing because we are still without any holistic solutions to this chaos,” Mr McArdle said

“Together with this community I have been fighting for answers and I recently asked the Minister for Transport and Main roads two Questions on Notice;

1. I refer the Minister to the article in the Sunshine Coast Daily today concerning the ‘intersection of Caloundra Road, Nicklin Way and Pelican Waters Dr’ and to the statement attributed to the Minister – “We have also allocated $500,000 for planning to progress further staged improvements in this area’ and I ask;

When will this planning be complete, what and how many further stages are being considered and when will the people of Caloundra get a final result to the traffic chaos at this roundabout.

2. With respect to the intersection of Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road will the Minister advise the date traffic lights will be installed.”

“There are two simple questions that require a full and frank answer. This has been going on for far too long. My message to the Minister is – Do the job, we in Caloundra are paying you to do” said Mr McArdle


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