The Department of Transport and Main Roads will soon begin works on a new Takalvan Street bus facility, adjacent to Sugarland Plaza.
The proposed layout involves a new bus platform and layover area on Takalvan Street and complies with standard requirements for accessible passenger transport infrastructure.
“This new bus station will replace the existing facilities currently located in the Sugarland Plaza car park,” a TMR spokesperson said.
“New amenities will be constructed, including modern seating and sheltered waiting areas, delivering improved accessibility, comfort and safety for all users.”
The TMR spokesperson said the project would improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bike riders with the installation of traffic signals at the Takalvan Street and Sugarland Plaza access intersection and the construction of a dedicated bike lane.
“In addition to these works, Sugarland Plaza will be providing improved access between the centre and the new bus facility,” the spokesperson said.
“RoadTek will deliver the works, which are expected to begin in April 2022 and take around three months to complete, conditions permitting.
“Some works will be carried out during the day, between 6 am and 6 pm and some will be carried out at night, between 6 pm and 6 am.”
The TMR spokesperson said every effort would be made to minimise disruption.
“RoadTek will work directly with businesses and Sugarland Plaza, to keep them informed of any changes or disruptions in advance,” they said.
“Changed traffic conditions will be in place, and there may be traffic delays during the works.
“Motorists are urged to drive to conditions and observe all road signage and any traffic controller directions.
“There will be no disruption to bus services during construction.”
What’s wrong with the existing facility? Love the idea although that is so much money for so little patronage.
@Peter – It’s actually the busiest shopping area north of Brisbane with expansion plans for much of what is around it, available land & retailers going in everywhere around it. It’s on the main road into town & the suburb is experiencing growth. The bus change likely more about maximizing car parks.
Bunnings, Coles & Aldi already expanded, Sydney Tool is approved for opening, Brothers Club is building a 120 bedroom hotel, west-side plaza is also doing a rework, many additional retailers have already opened up. COVID likely put things on pause for a while but now it’s going to be full steam again.
I like this idea, but this area was seen to be used by larger vehicles (those that could not park in the car park provided) such as visitors in caravans, motor homes, small busses. Even people in small trucks. I hope there is a plan to cater for those customers now that they cannot park on the roadside. Maybe remodelling the old bus station specifically for visitors in larger/longer vehicles
I like Helens idea to makes sense in this day & age to have Motor home access with the increase in grey nomad type travelers. Older people would benefit from parking closer to the shop then what parking on Takalvan street would be.
In the meantime there is a huge empty piece of empty land on Johnstone street that could be used as a temporary area.
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