Busy Caloundra intersection upgrade to improve student safety

August 10, 2022 11:00 am in by
Local News


A busy Caloundra intersection is being upgraded with a pedestrian crossing to improve traffic flow and safety.

A new signalised pedestrian crossing is being built at the busy Queen and Bower streets intersection to help students cross Queen Street safely.

The works also include line marking to formalise traffic lanes on Queen and Bower streets, an additional west bound traffic lane, and, providing a right turn traffic lane from Queen Street to Bower Street.

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Construction started early-August and will be a combination of day and night works from Monday to Friday.


Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg said the crossing would also help to relieve traffic congestion at school drop-off and pick-up times thanks to new dedicated turning lanes.

“I’m pleased council is upgrading the intersection as the safety and traffic flow improvements from this project will benefit many Caloundra residents, particularly school children – giving parents and carers ease of mind.

“The works include two new signalised pedestrian crossings and a new three-metre-wide shared pathway between Bower and Ulm streets, running adjacent to the Queen Street Service Lane.

“While car parking will be retained along the Service Lane and Queen Street, some parking areas will be reconfigured to make room for the upgrade.”

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Construction is expected to be completed in November 2022, weather and site conditions permitting.