Nicklin Way

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Nicklin Way
General information
Type Road
Length 12.8 km (8.0 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 6
Major junctions
North end Sunshine Motorway (State Route 70), Mooloolaba
South end Caloundra Road (State Route 6), Caloundra
Major suburbs Warana, Kawana Waters, Currimundi

Nicklin Way (SR6) is a major road in Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is named after former Queensland Premier Frank Nicklin. It runs from the southern end of the Sunshine Motorway at Mooloolaba in the north to Caloundra in the south, with the route signed as State Route 6. With the population of Sunshine Coast growing quickly, the road is often prone to congestion.

In recent times, development around the Nicklin Way, and new arterial roads linking those areas with the Sunshine Motorway at Sippy Downs has eased traffic.[citation needed]

Nicklin Way currently carries 54 000 vehicles per day (vpd) south of the Mooloolah River. This is estimated to grow to 75 000 vpd by 2016 and 90 000 vpd by 2026. Without another Mooloolah River crossing, Nicklin Way would require eight, then 10 lanes respectively. An alternative to widening Nicklin Way is the construction of a Multi-Modal Transport Corridor (MMTC) from Caloundra Road to the Sunshine Motorway. The MMTC was recognised in previous planning as an alternative north-south transport corridor. This will reduce congestion on Nicklin Way and provide opportunity for development of sustainable solutions such as active transport (trains, buses, cycling, walking).[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire road is in the Sunshine Coast local government area.

Minyama, Parrearra border00.0 Sunshine Motorway: north-west to Noosaville
south-west to Sippy Downs
Brisbane Road (State Route 6): north to Mooloolaba
Northern end of Nicklin Way (State Route 6)
Buddina, Parrearra border1.50.93Point Cartwright Drive: north to Buddina and Point Cartwright LightAccess to Kawana Shoppingworld
Warana3.42.1Kawana Island Blvd: west to Parreara (Kawana Island)/Palkana Drive
east to Warana
Access to Kawana Way (west) and Oceanic Drive (east)
Warana, Bokarina border4.62.9Main Drive: west to Birtinya/Wyandra Drive
east to Warana and Bokarina
Access to Kawana Way (west) and Oceanic Drive (east)
Bokarina, Wurtulla border6.33.9Lake Kawana Boulevard: west to BirtinyaAccess to Kawana Way and Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Currimundi9.05.6Creekside Boulevard: west, then north to Meridan PlainsAccess to Kawana Way and Caloundra Mooloolaba Road
Currimundi, Battery Hill border9.4–
Bellara Drive: west to Currimundi/Buderim Street
south-east to Dicky Beach
Battery Hill, Aroona border10.46.5Beerburrum Street: west to Aroona, Little Mountain
east to Dicky Beach
Caloundra, Caloundra West, Golden Beach border12.88.0 Caloundra Road: north-west to Little Mountain/Caloundra Road
south-east to Caloundra/Pelican Waters Boulevard
south to Golden Beach and Pelican Waters
Southern end of Nicklin Way. State Route 6 continues north-west as Caloundra Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Coordinates: 26°44′36.74″S 153°07′43.67″E / 26.7435389°S 153.1287972°E / -26.7435389; 153.1287972