Hilton Terrace upgrade to start next week


Work on Council’s $3M Hilton Terrace upgrade will begin Monday, February 10.

The project will deliver a roundabout to improve traffic flow at the busy Hilton Terrace/Ernest Street intersection, plus on-road cycle lanes, new streetscaping and beautification works.

Picture of Hilton Terrace

Work on Council's $3M Hilton Terrace upgrade starts Monday, February 10.

Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Carl Billingham, said the focus was on improving safety for all road users – motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

“More than 17,000 vehicles pass through the Hilton Terrace/Ernest Street intersection every day, making it one of the busiest in the shire,” he said.

“The new roundabout will greatly improve traffic flow and bring welcome relief for motorists, particularly those turning right from Ernest Street on to Hilton Terrace at peak times.”

Project Contractor PentaCon Pty Ltd will be making every effort to minimise traffic delays.

“Our contractors will keep traffic flowing in both directions as much as possible while work is under way, but they may need to hold traffic at times,” Mr Billingham said.

“Minimising traffic impacts is a high priority, however motorists travelling between Tewantin and Noosaville would be best to use Beckmans Road, rather than Hilton Terrace to avoid delays.

“We expect the whole project to take around five months to complete, pending weather, and we’ll do it in stages. The first stage includes the section from the bowls club roundabout, work will then continue westward. The roundabout of Ernest Street will be built as part of a later stage.”

Council has been in contact with Hilton Terrace residents and businesses and will continue to keep them informed as works proceed.

“There may be times where vehicle access to particular properties will be restricted, but the contractor will keep residents and businesses informed along the way,” Mr Billingham said.

“Digital signs have been in place for two weeks to let motorists know work is about to start.

“This is a major project that will not only boost safety, but improve traffic flow through one of Noosa’s busiest intersections and give Hilton Terrace a facelift. Council appreciates residents’ and motorists’ patience during the construction process.”

For further project information, visit the Work in Progress section of Council’s website.