LONG-SUFFERING motorists confused and annoyed by changing speed limits on the Sunshine Mwy, just south of the Yandina-Coolum Rd roundabout, have only another three weeks of frustration to put up with - weather permitting.
The State Government will invest almost $1 million replacing the surface from about 150m south of the West Coolum Rd overpass to about 150m south of the roundabout.
The Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the upgrade would provide a smoother and safer road for motorists.
The government had received a lot of feedback about the section of motorway after the speed limit was lowered to ensure motorists' safety after temporary repairs in June and July, she said.
The planned works would restore the road to its 100kmh speed limit and make it more durable and user-friendly.
"The project will involve removing the existing asphalt and pavement to make way for a new asphalt surface," Ms Simpson said.
"Work on the section of motorway between the West Coolum Rd overpass and Yandina roundabout will start in October and be finished within three weeks, weather permitting."
Ms Simpson said motorists would still have access to the Sunshine Mwy during construction.
"The motorway provides a vital link for Coast residents and work will be scheduled to minimise the impact on road users," she said.
"Motorists are reminded to drive to the changed conditions and obey all signage for their own safety and the safety of road workers."
Work will be carried out between 7pm-5.30am, Sunday nights to Friday mornings.
The speed limit on the notorious stretch of the motorway between Peregian and Mooloolaba is expected to be reduced within the next three years to 90kmh as part of safety improvement works.