Construction updates - Sports Precinct expansion and Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade

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Construction updates - Sports Precinct expansion and Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade

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6 November 2019

Changed traffic conditions including new traffic signals - Sippy Downs Drive and University Way (from Tuesday 12 November, weather permitting)

Following further roadworks, line marking and electrical testing, the new traffic signals will be in operation at the University Way-Sippy Downs Drive intersection.

Motorists are advised to take extra care when driving through the area so as to allow time to become familiar with the new road conditions. We thank motorists for your patience with other
drivers also as they become used to the new conditions.

Future traffic signals at Sippy Downs Drive – Alexander Street

At some time in the near future the new traffic signals will also be activated at the Sippy Downs Drive – Alexander Street intersection.

We will advise you in advance of these changes to traffic conditions. Until these new signals are in operation, motorists exiting the Sippy Downs Service Road wanting to head east down Sippy Downs Drive, must conduct a U turn on Tanawah Tourist drive, detour via University Way or turn around at the Chancellor Park shops roundabout.

Road works including asphalting (bitumen) works - Sippy Downs Drive and Service Road (6am – 6pm, Thursday 31 October, weather permitting)

On Thursday 31 October between the hours of 6am and 6pm, road resurfacing works will take place on the new westbound lanes of Sippy Downs Drive and parts of the Sippy Downs Drive Service
Road (weather permitting).

Vehicle access to private properties along the Service Road will be retained and managed onsite by traffic controllers and/or the construction team.

Pedestrian access will also be retained under traffic control.

The project team will liaise with directly adjacent residents to advise them of any temporary restrictions involving parking and access.

Where possible to do so, works adjacent to Siena Catholic College will take place between 9am and 2pm to minimise construction impacts during peak school drop off and pick up times.

What to expect during construction

The new road surface must be compacted and levelled before the new road surface can be laid.

Intermittent, medium level construction noise is to be expected including the operation of heavy machinery and large vehicle movements.

For people sensitive to the smell of asphalt, please close your windows and doors if possible and turn on air-conditioning or fans. Any smell should dissipate within 24 – 48 hours.

Temporary changes to on street parking along Service Road

As construction crews work up and down the Service Road some sections of road and on street parking will be temporarily unavailable during these works.

Temporary traffic delays – Service Road

Due to the nature of these works temporary traffic delays can be expected. Please allow up to 15 minutes additional travel time if using the Service Road or take an alternative route if possible.

Residents will also need to factor in potential delays when entering or exiting private properties.

For safety reasons, customers and staff must follow the instructions of onsite traffic control at all times.

The project team will try to minimise construction impacts wherever safe and practical to do so.

Should you wish to discuss any aspects of these works, or have any concerns, please contact our team via the project email address below.

We thank you for your co-operation and patience.


Temporary changes to traffic conditions – Sippy Downs Drive and Service Road (Week commencing Sunday 15 September to late December 2019, weather permitting)

Vehicle traffic switch over to two new road lanes, Sippy Downs Drive

The Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade project remains on schedule for completion by late December 2019.

Some temporary changes to traffic conditions will soon take place along Sippy Downs Drive and the Service Road. During the week commencing Sunday 15 September to late December, vehicle traffic will be switched over to the two, newly constructed road lanes of Sippy Downs Drive while the two existing road lanes are closed and upgraded.

The updated traffic conditions which include:

  • 1 Eastbound and 1 Westbound lane of traffic along the newly constructed road lanes of Sippy Downs Drive
  • 2 Northbound lanes and 1 Southbound lane of vehicle traffic along University Way until the median islands are complete (dates TBA)
  • changes to Service Road entry/exit points. Entry will be left turn in only from the Eastern entrance (near Siena College). Exit will be left out only from the Western end (near roundabout/new intersection). The central access point will be temporarily closed until completion of the project (December 2019)
  • a reduced speed limit of 40km p/hr

For safety reasons, traffic control will be in place along Sippy Downs Drive and University Way to assist construction workers with accessing the centre median areas.

The existing bus stop on University Way will remain with normal bus services in operation.

Vehicle and pedestrian access will remain to the shopping centre, local residences and businesses.

Pedestrians will be redirected to alternative footpaths where required.

Night works – continuing until late December 2019

Night works will continue in/around the University Way and Sippy Downs Drive intersection until the project is completed. Provision has been made for 24 hours - 7 days a week night works to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

What to expect during construction?

Council acknowledges these major construction works and temporary traffic arrangements may result in some traffic delays. We request that you allow an extra 10-15 minutes' travel time as a precaution.

Signage will be in place to help direct motorists and pedestrians.

Intermittent, medium level construction noise can be expected during the day and night, including the operation of large machinery and heavy vehicle movements.

The project team will try to minimise the construction impacts wherever safe and practical to do so.

Contact the project team

For further information about these works, please visit the website or contact the project team via:

T: 07 5475 7272
E: sippydowns@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Temporary changes to traffic conditions – University Way (Sunday 25 August to end October 2019, weather permitting)

Major construction works for new signalised intersection, University Way - Sippy Downs Drive

Construction works are continuing in preparation for the new signalised intersection at University Way - Sippy Downs Drive.

We thank residents for your patience during the current changes to traffic conditions and wish to advise that from this Sunday evening until the end of October, traffic lanes will increase from two to three lanes. This is expected to improve traffic flow in the area.

Please see the map on page 2 to view the updated traffic conditions which include:

  • 2 Northbound lanes and 1 south bound lane of vehicle traffic
  • reinstatement of the right turn in and right turn out of James Cook Drive to University Way
  • a reduced speed limit of 40km per hour
  • works taking place over 24 hours, and up to 7 days a week

For safety reasons, traffic control will be in place along University Way and Sippy Downs Drive to assist construction workers with accessing the centre median construction areas.

The existing bus stop on University Way will remain with normal bus services in operation.

Vehicle and pedestrian access to the Chancellor Park Marketplace shopping centre, local residences and businesses will remain. Pedestrians will be redirected to alternative footpaths where required.

Night works – continuing until late December 2019

To enable the project to be completed as quickly as possible, night works will continue in/around the University Way and Sippy Downs Drive intersection until the project is complete in late December 2019.

While provision for these night works has been made for 24 hours-7 days a week, night works will decrease in frequency from next week, until mid-September. We will provide you with further information at that time about night works scheduled for the remainder of the project.

What to expect during construction?

Council acknowledges these major construction works and temporary traffic arrangements may result in some traffic delays.

We ask for your patience and request that you allow an extra 10-15 minutes’ travel time as a precaution.

Signage will be in place to help direct motorists and pedestrians.

Intermittent, medium level construction noise can be expected during the day and night, including the operation of machinery and large vehicle movements.

The project team will try to minimise the construction impacts wherever safe and practical to do so.

Contact the project team

T: 07 5475 7272
E: sippydowns@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Aquatic Exercise Facility Update (13 August 2019)

The Aquatic Exercise Facility project is progressing well with completion of the roof sheeting to the gym and main pool tiling well advanced. The blockwork retaining walls are nearing completion and the fencing, gates and shade sail are currently being manufactured.

Practical completion in mid-September 2019.

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