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Planning continues on Bli Bli Bridge

Planning continues on Bli Bli Bridge

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads is ramping up planning works for future upgrades to the Bli Bli Bridge (the Maroochy River Bridge on David Low Way).

Increased traffic volumes and congestion has necessitated a rollout of works to increase the capacity of the bridge.

In 2022 feedback was sought on how the community utilises local connections from Maroochydore to Peregian Springs, including David Low Way through to the Bli Bli bridge. These responses helped to address aspects of the project such as safety, congestion and design solutions.

The TMR is currently undertaking regular maintenance on the bridge as planning continues.


 

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As part of additional works, the QLD TMR is also investigating options to improve the full length of Maroochydore-Noosa Road, looking at network capacity, safety efficiency and active transport facilities on Beach Road, Duporth Avenue, Bradman Avenue, David Low Way (which includes the Bli Bli Bridge), Jubilee Esplanade and Coolum Esplanade.

This combination of roads is called Maroochydore-Noosa Road and stretches for 28km as a two-lane two-way road, used by up to 15,000 vehicles per day.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the State Government will be delivering $3.1 billion worth of road and transport infrastructure projects across the Sunshine Coast and surrounding regions over the next four years.

“Safety is our top priority, and the department has a rigorous maintenance program which includes regular inspections of Bli Bli Bridge,” Bailey said.

“We also asked the community last year for their feedback on how they used roads in the area and will use that to inform planning for future upgrades.”

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