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Southport-Burleigh Road network improvement project

Overview:

The Southport-Burleigh Road project will create 3 traffic lanes in each direction for the majority of the 8km section to accommodate existing and future traffic volumes.

Location:

The project will start at the intersection of North Street in Southport and end just south of Rudd Street in Broadbeach Waters.

Benefits:
  • Create 3 traffic lanes in each direction for the majority of the 8km section.
  • Provide an off-road shared cycle and pedestrian pathway from North Street in Southport to the Nerang River Bridge in Bundall.
  • Make improvements to intersections and bridges.
  • Improve the road surface.
Funding:

$104 million upgrade

Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

To increase the existing and future capacity of the state controlled road network on the Gold Coast the Department of Transport and Main Roads is upgrading Southport-Burleigh Road to create 3 traffic lanes in each direction along Southport-Burleigh Road from North Street in Southport to just south of the intersection of Rudd Street in Broadbeach Waters. This section of Southport-Burleigh Road is known locally as High Street, Ferry Road, Bundall Road and Bermuda Street.

As Southport-Burleigh Road runs through a highly constrained urban corridor existing parking lanes will be converted to through lanes. Using the parking lanes to create an additional traffic lane in each direction is a cost effective way of tackling congestion, while minimising impacts on properties adjacent to the road.

The Southport-Burleigh Road project will be delivered in 3 separate work packages:

  1. Northern section – North Street to Vespa Crescent 
  2. Central section – Vespa Crescent to Monaco Street Bridge
  3. Southern section – Fremar Street to Rudd Street

Approved funding

The Queensland Government has funded $104 million as part of the $160.7m package of road upgrades to cater for current and expected future traffic volumes on the Gold Coast.

Contact details

Email: SouthportBurleighRoad@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 227 561*
Fax: 07 5563 6611
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang QLD 4211

*Free call from anywhere in Australia. Call charges apply for mobile phones and payphones. Check with your service provider for call costs.

Community info

To register for the SMS and email project update and traffic alert services please contact the project team.

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Last updated
21 November 2017