Works to commence to improve safety on Emu Mountain Road

A major project to improve road safety on Emu Mountain Road has been welcomed by Ninderry MP Dan Purdie.

Mr Purdie said works to install wide centre line treatments and stop overtaking on Emu Mountain Road from the Maroochydore-Noosa Road roundabout on David Low Way, through to the Eumundi-Noosa Road intersection would commence next month.

The $900,000 project will also see the safety measures installed on the Sunshine Motorway from the Yandina-Coolum roundabout to the Peregian Springs roundabout.

“I am delighted to see this important road safety project get the green light,” Mr Purdie said.

“These sections of our local road network are high crash zones, so it’s welcome news to the hundreds of motorists who travel these routes daily to see these improvements.”

Mr Purdie said he would continue working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to fast track other priority local projects, including the Yandina-Coolum roundabout.

He said he used Question Time in Parliament yesterday to again raise the issue, asking the Minister what the Government was doing to address community and safety concerns.

“During the election, I made a commitment to fight to see this dangerous roundabout fixed, and I will continue to work closely with departmental officials to ensure something is done about it.” The road safety works will be carried out between the hours of 7pm to 5am, from Sunday to Thursday to cause the least disruption to motorists and are expected to be completed by mid-2018, weather permitting