Gold Coast Highway Brisbane Road Arundel to Labrador
The Gold Coast Highway is an arterial road linking the Pacific Motorway at Helensvale and ends at Southport before continuing further south to Surfers Paradise, Burleigh and Coolangatta.
The section from Computer Street, Arundel to Babbidge Street, Labrador is a dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction and most intersections are signal controlled. The speed ranges from 80 km/h at the western end and between 60 km/h and 70 km/h in the commercial and residential areas.
Areas have been identified that need addressing to improve safety on this particular section of road.
This project has been allocated funds from the state government's Safer Roads Sooner program.
Intersection of Gold Coast Highway and
- Computer Street
- Pine Ridge Road and Captain Cook Drive
- Cabarita Street and Babbidge Street
- Improving traffic signal phasing for more efficient traffic flow.
- Improving linemarking for greater efficiency of vehicle movements.
- Reducing crashes and the associated costs to the community by providing a safer road environment.
- Reducing vehicle queues through intersections.
- Providing safer turning for motorists.
This project is estimated to cost about $1.2 million and funding has been allocated from the Safer Roads Sooner program.
This project will include:
- Removal of right-turn filtering from the Gold Coast Highway into Computer Street.
- Closing the U-turn facility east of the Gold Coast Highway and Pine Ridge Road intersection.
- Extending the westbound right-turn lane at the Gold Coast Highway and Pine Ridge Road traffic signals, and allowing U-turn movements from this lane.
- Removal of the right-turn filtering from the Gold Coast Highway into Babbidge Street.
- Extension of the eastbound right-turn lane from the Gold Coast Highway into Babbidge Street.
Allow extra travel time and plan ahead by calling 13 19 40 or logging on to www.131940.qld.gov.au
Project information via letterbox flyers was distributed to local residences and businesses in early April 2012.