Bridge construction continues at Pignata Road

The next stage of bridge construction is due to commence from mid-February 2018. This includes the installation of bearings and pre-cast bridge deck units during a two week period, weather permitting.When bridge deck units are being installed, temporary road closures with detours will be in effect on Pignata and Frizzo roads to allow for the units to be lifted over the road and onto the bridge.

As bridge construction at the Pignata Road underpass progresses, pedestrian access restrictions between Pignata and Frizzo roads will be removed following the opening of temporary footpath facilities. Pedestrians are advised to follow the signs to safely navigate through the area.

Pignata Road bridge construction facts

  • 13 piles have been completed for the first new bridge, located to the east of the existing southbound bridge.
  • Each pile extends around 20m into the ground, providing a solid foundation for the bridge structure.

108 pre-cast bridge deck units and bearing pads will be installed across bridge spans to provide a base for the new road to be built.

Changes for roadside parking on Frizzo Road

From 7pm Sunday 21 January 2018, a portion of roadside parking on the eastern and western side of Frizzo Road near the Pignata Road underpass intersection will be removed to enable construction to progress in this area. Signage will be installed and new line marking on Frizzo Road will also be completed during night works. Motorists are asked to please ensure all vehicles are removed from the kerbside prior to works commencing.

Further restrictions for roadside parking on local roads will be in place as construction progresses. The new carpool facility between the Bruce Highway and Pignata Road in Palmview opened to the public in December 2017. This facility provides the community with 240 vehicle spaces in a safe and well-lit location. The car pool facility is a good option for commuters while construction is underway. All no parking zones will continue to be monitored and enforced by Sunshine Coast Council.

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