TMR details Coolum intersection design upgrade

THE DEPARTMENT of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has officially started works to address traffic queues at the Coolum roundabout at the junction of Yandina-Coolum Road, South Coolum Road and School Road.

The project aims to ease congestion and traffic queuing at the busy Coolum roundabout and will benefit all road users, including pedestrians and bike riders.

A detailed map (pictured) has also been released showing exactly how the upgrade will look after the works have been completed.

The upgraded intersection will help ease congestion and traffic queuing near Coolum State School and improve safety for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists. 

Works will include new traffic signals, modifying the left-turn and right-turn slip lanes, three new signalised pedestrian crossings at the intersection and active transport improvements including on-road bike lanes.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish stated that the works would help ease the traffic issues in the area.

“The project will provide dedicated left and right-turn lanes at the new intersection as well as three signalised crossing points to create safe passage for pedestrians, in particular, students and parents from school. 

“Traffic lights will improve flow by prioritising heavy traffic demand during morning and afternoon peaks.”

The project will improve efficiency and safety at the roundabout and will benefit the growing community in this area.

Works are expected to take approximately four months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.

For up-to-date information on road conditions and to plan your journey, call 13 19 40, visit or download the QLDTraffic app.

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