Invermay McDonalds is set to set to get supersized with a $2 million upgrade.
The site is set to be demolished and rebuilt. Two blocks of land next door the site have been purchased and will house the new building.
The current building will be demolished and will then become an extended car park and part of the drive thru. The development application has been lodged with the City of Launceston council and shows 49 car spaces, including a dual drive thru. Designated loading and waiting bays for an additional 18 cars is also proposed.
Amended access arrangements, including separate entry and exits onto Sydney Place and a single entry and exit onto Forster Street are planned.
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It is proposed to do the redevelopment in stages, with the new store constructed and operational prior to demolition of the old store and completion of the site's car parking layout.
"The proposal will modernise and improve the safety, efficiency and layout of the existing and approved use of the site," the application said.
"The proposal is not expected to increase traffic to the site but rather will better accommodate the existing customer and operational needs of the site."
A traffic report said 53 crashes have been reported around Forster Street, Sydney Place and Goderich street near the site in the past five years. One crash was serious, 11 were minor, the rest required first aid or had some minor property damage.
"The relatively high crash rate at the Forster Street and Goderich Street intersection is attributed to the high volumes on the Goderich Street approaches," the report said.
"The intersection is currently operating at a high-level of saturation and Department of State Growth and [City of Launceston] council have plans to upgrade the intersection to improve right-turn movements."
Invermay McDonalds has about 180 vehicles per hour and about 230 in peak times. The report said the redevelopment would improve safety and reduce queuing.
A flood and emergency response report has been completed.
The development application is expected to be advertised on Saturday and open for comment until March 16.
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