The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning to improve the efficiency, capacity, and safety of the Sunshine Motorway - Buderim-Mooloolaba Interchange and the road network between this interchange and Maroochy Boulevard in Maroochydore (BMI2MB).
This planning aims to provide an economical and sustainable long-term infrastructure solution to these busy interchanges, connecting motorists to the Maroochydore City Centre, Mooloolaba, Buderim and the Sunshine Motorway.
The Buderim-Mooloolaba Interchange operates under heavily congested conditions during weekday peak periods and is approximately 1.5 kilometres south of the Sunshine Motorway - Maroochy Boulevard Interchange.
The BMI2MB project will:
- improve safety, capacity and efficiency in the Maroochydore precinct
- enhance transport network resilience
- address community access and amenity issues with improved bicycle and pedestrian accessibility, connectivity, and overall safety.
Planning for this project is constrained by limited space, existing infrastructure, and the proximity of the Buderim-Mooloolaba and Maroochy Boulevard interchanges.
Planning will align with other projects that share the same corridor including the Beerwah to Maroochydore (B2M) rail extension project corridor.
TMR invited the community to provide initial feedback on the project in late 2021.
Feedback received reinforced the need to address congestion and connectivity in the project area and has assisted TMR to further understand community concerns and inform future planning for the project.
Further consultation will be undertaken as planning progresses.