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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is undertaking a business case for the future upgrade of the Caloundra Road, Kawana Way Link Road and Bells Creek Arterial Road intersection in Caloundra.
This intersection will form part of a new north–south, intra-regional motorway (Sunshine Motorway, through the upgraded Mooloolah River Interchange, onto Kawana Motorway, Kawana Way Link Road, and Bells Creek Arterial Road to the Bruce Highway).
A 2-staged approach to the intersection is proposed. The Stage 1 upgrade forms part of the longer-term Stage 2 upgrade.
The community provided initial feedback in November 2021. Further feedback on updated concept designs was sought in early 2023.
The feedback provided will be considered as TMR finalise the business case for this project.
Detailed design and construction will be subject to future funding availability in consideration of competing priorities across the state.
Planning has identified a grade-separated upgrade solution to manage future traffic demands in the long term (Stage 2), and an interim traffic signal upgrade, to reduce congestion and improve travel times and safety in the shorter-term (Stage 1).
Click on the tabs below to learn more about the key features of the concept designs for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 upgrades.
TMR proposes to replace the existing roundabout with a 4-way signalised intersection in the shorter-term. This would reduce congestion, improve travel times and safety, and could be delivered sooner than a grade-separated interchange (the long-term solution).
Download the project newsletter to find out more about stage 1.
Building on the stage 1 upgrade, Stage 2 will upgrade to a grade-separated interchange. This will meet future increased traffic demands resulting from ongoing urban growth.
Download the project newsletter to find out more about Stage 2.
Planning has identified a grade-separated upgrade solution to manage future traffic demands in the longer term and a lower cost interim traffic signal upgrade, which would reduce congestion and improve travel times in the shorter term.
The traffic signal upgrade (shorter term option) is designed to be compatible with, and form a part of, the longer-term grade-separated north–south overpass solution. This means if traffic signals are constructed first, this new infrastructure will make up part of one of the ramps onto Caloundra Road when it is constructed.
During the first phase of consultation in 2021, most people told us they would like to see the Stage 2 (longer term) solution constructed as the preferred outcome. This feedback will be included in the business case, which helps inform funding decisions. As this project will compete with other projects across the state for funding, it is important TMR includes the Stage 1 solution in the business case to allow for a shorter-term improvement to this increasingly busy intersection should funding not yet be available for the Stage 2 solution.
Traffic signals will be integrated with nearby intersections including the diverging diamond interchange at the Bruce Highway, to minimise traffic congestion and allow for efficient travel through the new signalised intersection. Traffic signals across the TMR road network are integrated and managed operationally across the region.
The connection between Kawana Way Link Road and Bells Creek Arterial Road forms part of the future north–south, intra-regional motorway connection, which also includes the new Kawana Motorway and Mooloolah River Interchange at the Sunshine Motorway northwards. The new motorway will extend southwards along Bells Creek Arterial Road to the Bruce Highway at Roys Road interchange. As a motorway standard connection, this road will be for high-speed, inter-regional traffic and will best function without traffic signals.
The comments provided will be considered by TMR when finalising the business case for this project, which is planned for approval in mid-2023. Detailed design and construction will be subject to future funding availability in consideration of competing statewide priorities.
The project will form part of a new north–south, intra-regional motorway-standard connection—Sunshine Motorway, through the new Mooloolah River Interchange, onto the future Kawana Motorway, Kawana Way Link Road and Bells Creek Arterial Road to the Bruce Highway at Roys Road interchange.
Community consultation was undertaken from 1 to 26 November 2021. This initial feedback was used to refine the concept designs.
Further feedback on the updated concept designs was sought from the community from 31 January to 16 February 2023.
Since community consultation began in 2021, TMR has received over 700 pieces of feedback via survey responses, telephone calls, meetings, and emails to the project team.
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Feedback raised during consultation included:
Once detailed design progresses, TMR will continue to refine designs while considering all feedback received from the community and key stakeholders.
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