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State Route 70 is a major arterial route linking a large number of coastal suburbs along the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.

The route is limited access for its length, and passes through residential, commercial, industrial and bushland areas, and acts as a bypass of the busy local roads around the coast.

State Route 70 is a mix of divided and undivided motorway road, with at-grade access north of the North Shore Connection Road interchange at Pacific Paradise. It is also north of this interchange the route changes from mostly divided to undivided roadway with 1 lane in each direction.

The Sunshine Motorway began life a toll road, with a franchise period of 30 years, after which date, the assets of the company were to revert to the State of Queensland. 2 The tolling period instead ended in 1996 after strong community opposition.

The Sunshine Motorway Company Limited was formed to construct, operate and maintain the Sunshine Motorway. 2 The motorway was originally built in two stages and further upgraded in the first decade of the 21st century.

History:

1 Transport & Main Roads, Queensland state-controlled roads and region maps, North Coast Region: front
2 Sunshine Motorway Company, Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 1996
3 Tyler Bullock
4 Transport & Main Roads, Media Release, Sunshine Motorway Upgrade, Maroochydore Road to David Low Way – Construction Update, December 2008
5 Sunshine Motorway Company, Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 1992
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Queensland Government, Media Releases, Work starts next week on new Maroochy River Bridge, 20 July 2006
7 Transport & Main Roads, Main Roads Local Links, In and around the North Coast, May 2009
8 Transport & Main Roads, Main Roads Local Links, In and around the North Coast, November 2008
9 Transport & Main Roads, Projects, Sunshine Motorway Upgrade Pacific Paradise interchange and bypass

Last updated: 20-May-2012 23:21

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