Beckmans Rd traffic is one of Noosa's real no go areas at peak times.
Beckmans Rd traffic is one of Noosa's real no go areas at peak times.

Commuters drilled by timing of new roadworks

Commuters along a busy Noosa road are questioning the timing of testing on a busy Noosa road as they face likely delays.

A four-wheel-drive drilling rig will take road samples along the shoulder of Beckmans Rd on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The stretch is a notorious bottleneck at school drop-off and pick-up times.

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The road, which runs past Noosaville State School and St Teresa's Catholic College, was found in previous traffic counts to carry more than 18,000 vehicles a day.

The investigative works are being done to pave the way for the long-awaited Cooroy-Noosa Road/Beckmans Rd intersection upgrade.

But they are already attracting public comment for their 6am to 6pm schedule, which Noosa Council says may cause short traffic delays.

Facebook user Goergina Rogers asked online why the works could not wait until school holidays, which were just a week away.

More delays on a traffic black spot – Beckmans Rd.
More delays on a traffic black spot – Beckmans Rd.

 

She took aim at council for thanking locals in advance for putting up with the latest major works.

"I understand and appreciate that all these works are needed, but a little bit of consideration for everyone getting kids to school and just trying to get to work would be greatly appreciated," Ms Rogers said.

She said the recent major Hilton Tce works stopped all traffic for long periods of time.

"Don't thank us for our patience yet, it's wearing thin," Ms Rogers said.

Rachel Martin also believed it was poor timing.

"OMG, wait until school holidays," she said.

Rachel Martin said the timing was "just a frustrating thing for parents doing school runs".

"But really is there ever the perfect timing for anything?" she said.


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