Traffic flows at new Tewantin roundabout

December 20, 2022 9:11 am in by
Image supplied by Noosa Shire Council

An early Christmas present for Tewantin motorists.

The new roundabout at the intersection of Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road has opened to two lanes of traffic in time for the festive season.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says the completed $9.81 million project delivers marked improvements for congestion and safety at the intersection, which is one of the busiest in the region.

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“Traffic flow and congestion improved when the roundabout opened to just one lane, so having two lanes operational is great news for the many motorists using the intersection,” Mr Bailey says.

Member for Noosa Sandy Bolton says she’s delighted to see the first stage of the Tewantin Bypass finally open after years of advocacy for this known accident hotspot.

“Stage one will provide short-term relief until the full bypass is constructed, and securing funding for remaining stages is now the priority, with thanks to Minister Bailey and the TMR team for their ongoing support,” Ms Bolton says.

Noosa Council Mayor Clare Stewart says Council appreciats the support of local businesses and residents during construction.

“Unprecedented wet weather this year caused significant delays, as did supply issues arising from COVID,” Cr Stewart says.

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“We thank the community, particularly local businesses and residents, for their patience and understanding as works took longer than expected.

“Seeing the roundabout fully operational and the benefits it delivers shows just how important the work was.”

Minor works and the final section of pathway on Beckmans Road will be completed in early 2023. Lanes may be closed intermittently during works.