On Tuesday afternoon BeCA president Paul Harrison and Committee member Les Thomas met with local MP Mark McArdle at 2:45 pm to witness the student bus drop off point at the junction of Bellcarra Place and Bellvista Blvd. Mark McArdle was surprised at the number of vehicles using Bellvista Blvd between 2:45 and 3:30 pm. The photo to the left shows Paul Harrison and Mark McArdle carefully observing the traffic conditions.
Mark saw the line up of traffic waiting to exit Bellvista Blvd which at times stretched well below the Bellcarra Place road junction.
Later they walked down to the crossing point at the foot of the hill on Bellvista Blvd and observed traffic there. He observed where the road camber seems to go the wrong way mid way down the road and Paul mentioned the drainage and road surface condition problems up beyond the ‘new’ driveway near the intersection with Caloundra Rd. Mark McArdle is aware of the problems with the Bellvista Blvd/Caloundra Rd roundabout.
The possibility of a serious accident on the road closing all road access to Bellvista and the ramifications for students wanting to head home from Unity College was raised. Bellvista needs a second exit or at least an emergency exit!
It was an interesting and enlightening time for the local MP. Mark McArdle shares resident concerns as to what this is going to be like during the construction of Bellvista2. Will a concrete pour scheduled for 8:30 a.m. stop concrete trucks using Bellvista Blvd to deliver the concrete to a site under construction in Bellvista2 despite an ‘agreement’ to keep construction vehicles off Bellvista Blvd during peak usage periods?
Photographs of the various road problem areas were taken during the visit and later forwarded to local MP’s office.
The BeCA representatives also discussed the duplication of Bellvista Blvd as one possible solution.