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Roads closed for Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

BUSY ROADS: Competitors on course during a previous edition of the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival.
BUSY ROADS: Competitors on course during a previous edition of the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival. Patrick Woods

WHETHER you are in town for the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival or simply trying to get around town while the week-long event is on, it will pay to know where you can and can't go.

With thousands of competitors expected to take to thoroughfares around the region, there will be a significant impact on traffic.

There will be plenty of closed roads while others are likely to be busier than usual.

No-go zones will include the Sunshine Motorway, Mooloolaba Esplanade, Alexandra Parade, Mooloolaba Road and Waylan Street while places like David Low Way could have traffic at a crawl.

Here's a guide to the closures below. Note that some closures start on a particular day and go for days.

If you need to use the Sunshine Motorway on Sunday morning, scroll to the bottom for preferred routes.

For those keen to check out the event, there's $10 parking available at Mooloolaba State School on Friday night, Saturday and from Sunday 4am (entry via Venning St). There's also a free shuttle bus service available from Mountain Creek High School and River Esplanade bus stop from Saturday 8am until 4.30pm and Sunday 4.30am until 5.30pm

ROAD CLOSURES

FRIDAY

Brisbane Rd (First Ave to Mooloolaba Esp) 1pm until Sunday 8pm

Mooloolaba Esplanade * ^ (Brisbane Rd to Venning St) 1pm until Sunday 8pm

Mooloolaba Esplanade * (Venning St to Buderim Ave) 5pm until 6.30pm

Alexandra Parade (Buderim Ave to Pacific Tce) 5pm until 6.30pm

River Esp carpark (10 bays) 10pm until Saturday 11am

* No Parking - midday Saturday to Sunday 3pm. ^ Local Access Only - Deliveries, Taxis: Friday 9pm to Saturday 9am, Saturday 9pm to Sunday 4.15am

SATURDAY

Brisbane Rd (carpark 90% balance of car park) all day.

Brisbane Rd (First Ave to Mooloolaba Esp) all day.

Mooloolaba Esplanade * ^ (Brisbane Rd to Venning St) all day.

River Esp carpark (10 bays) until 11am.

Brisbane Rd ^ (Walan St to Mooloolaba Esp) 6am until 5pm.

First Ave (Brisbane Rd to Smith St) 6am until 5pm.

River Esplanade (Hancock St to Brisbane Rd) 6am until 10am.

Foote Street (River Esp to Brisbane Rd) 6.30am until 10am.

Burnett Street (Foote St to Hancock St) 6.30am until 10am.

Mooloolaba Esplanade * (Venning st to Buderim ave) 10.30am until 5pm.

Alexandra Parade * (Buderim Ave to Sixth Ave) 10.30am until 5pm.

Sixth Ave * (Aerodrome Rd to Melrose St) 10.30am until 4pm.

Buderim Ave (Mooloolaba Esp to Douglas St) 10.30am until 4pm.

* No Parking - midday Saturday to Sunday 3pm. ^ Local Access Only - Deliveries, Taxis: Friday 9pm to Saturday 9am, Saturday 9pm to Sunday 4.15am.

SUNDAY

Brisbane Rd (carpark 90% balance of car park) until 7pm.

Brisbane Rd (First Ave to Mooloolaba Esp) until 8pm.

Mooloolaba Esplanade * ^ (Brisbane Rd to Venning St) until 8pm.

Mooloolaba Esplanade * (Venning St to Buderim Ave) 5am until 1pm.

Alexandra Parade * (Buderim Ave to Mayfield St) 5am until 1pm.

Alexandra Parade * - southbound (Mayfield St to Sixth Ave) 6am until 1pm.

Sixth Ave (Aerodrome Rd to Melrose St) 6am until 1pm.

Buderim Ave * (Mooloolaba Esp to Douglas St) 5am until 1pm.

Buderim Ave * ^ (Douglas St to Sunshine Motorway) 5am until 11.30am.

* No Parking - midday Saturday to Sunday 2.15pm. 12/3: ^ Local access - 6am > 10.30am: traffic able to cross at Mayfield & Pettigrew St under Police supervision.

Sunshine Motorway - Total Closure (David Low Way, Pacific Paradise to Coolum / Yandina roundabout) 5am until 11.15am.

Sunshine Motorway - South bound lanes (David Low Way, Pacific Paradise to Mooloolaba Rd) 5am until 11.15am.

First Ave (Brisbane Rd to Smith St) 5am until 11.30am.

First Lane (First Ave to Walan St) 5am until 10am.

Walan St (Brisbane Rd to Venning St) 5am until 10am.

Venning St (Walan St to Mooloolaba Esp) 5am until 10am.

SUNSHINE MOTORWAY ON SUNDAY

Sunshine Motorway - Total Closure (David Low Way, Pacific Paradise to Coolum / Yandina roundabout) 5am until 11.15am.

Sunshine Motorway - South bound lanes (David Low Way, Pacific Paradise to Mooloolaba Rd) 5am until 11.15am.

Southbound options: Noosa To Maroochydore (Major Delays on David Low Way, Preferred Alternate Route Bruce Highway, use Eumundi-noosa Rd To Bruce Hwy For Quickest Route), Coolum To Maroochydore (Preffered Alternate Route Bruce Highway, use Yandina-coolum Rd To Bruce Hwy For Quickest Route).

Northbound options: Maroochydore To Noosa (Major Delays David Low Way Preferred Alternate Route Bruce Highway, use Maroochydore Rd To Bruce Hwy For Quickest Route).

CONTINGENCY PLAN

The following is a Contingency Plan only.

In the event that inclement weather and/or rough seas force the event swim leg to be moved further south on Mooloolaba Beach, these additional closures will be in place with the above mentioned closures.

SATURDAY 11 MARCH

River Esp* (Foote St to Parkyn Pde) 11.30am until midday, 1.30pm until 2pm

Hancock Ln (River Esp to Brisbane Rd) 11.30am - midday, 1.30pm until 2pm

Parkyn Pde (River Esp to the end of Parkyn Pde) 11.30am until midday, 1.30pm until 2pm

*Traffic held and released by Police on River Esp at Foote St and Hancock Street.

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