BeCA has contacted Stockland to report the traffic mayhem which occurred this morning on Bellvista Blvd. Stockland report that they do not have any contra traffic controls scheduled during any school pick up and drop off times while the roadworks are in operation. Their contractors have been instructed not to have any thing happening which would cause further disruption to access to and from the estate during these times.
Today’s traffic gridlock appears to have been caused by SCRC roadworks on Dumbarton Drive. It is disappointing when SCRC did not consider that extensive roadworks were already occurring on Bellvista Blvd and that their decision to carry out roadworks today only served to worsen the problem. Children have been late getting to school as buses have been delayed by the traffic mayhem.
BeCA will be contacting Police Traffic to report safety concerns which may arise during school pick up times this afternoon. BeCA is doing this in the interest of resident safety!
Stockland expect the Bellcarra Place roundabout will be asphalted on or about Wednesday February 22nd. New road surfacing will be poured on the entry to Caloundra Rd (the new designated left turn lane) on Bellvista Blvd on Thursday February 23rd. Things are still on track for all construction work to be completed by the end of this month. Some landscaping will still need to be finished off in March.
Stockland are fully aware of what is happening on local roads and they continue to monitor the situation closely.
SCRC has apologised for any inconvenience caused this morning and have advised us there will be no further roadworks in the immediate future on the estate.
Stockland has advised BeCA that their contractor (Shadforth) on the Bellvista Blvd/Bellcarra Pl will allow through traffic flow (ie. no stop/go traffic control) during the following times:
– Mornings (Monday to Friday): 8:00am until 9.45am, or longer if traffic has yet to clear
– Afternoons (Monday to Friday): 2.00pm until 3.15pm, or longer if traffic has yet to clear
All the current construction works associated with Bellvista Blvd remain on-schedule to be completed by the end of February (weather dependent). Specifically, the following milestones are noted:
– Bellvista Blvd/Bellcarra Pl roundabout asphalt to be laid 22nd Feb
– Caloundra Rd slip lane asphalt to be laid 23rd Feb
– Bellvista Blvd/Bellcarra Pl roundabout construction works to be completed 24th Feb
– All remaining construction works to be completed 29th Feb