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Duplication of Capri Bridge on Via Roma, Surfers Paradise

Click to enlarge Duplication of Capri Bridge on Via Roma - Concept rendering

Concept rendering of the Capri Bridge

Project information

A $50 million upgrade is planned for the Capri Bridge and the Remembrance Drive intersection linking Surfers Paradise with Isle of Capri at Via Roma.

A new replacement bridge will be built over the Nerang River from Isle of Capri to Remembrance Drive, Surfers Paradise.

This will reduce congestion, improve safety for all road users and encourage sustainable travel options like cycling, walking or use of public transport in the area.

The focus of the Capri Bridge upgrade is to reduce traffic congestion by enhancing the capacity of the network to accommodate current and future demand on this important east-west sub-arterial road. This in turn will alleviate traffic congestion on Remembrance Drive at the intersection with Via Roma.

Project details

A high capacity upgrade strategy of the Isle of Capri route contains the following:

  • four lanes and two shared paths on the new bridge over the Nerang River
  • major capacity upgrade of Via Roma and Remembrance Drive intersection
  • upgrade the intersections for local access on Via Roma
  • upgrade of other intersections within Surfers Paradise network will be considered to improve permeability.

Schedule of works

Construction commencing: Early 2019
Completion: Within two years of commencement

Benefits

  • improved road capacity to cater for future traffic requirements on Via Roma and Remembrance Drive
  • upgraded pathway improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • opening of Enderley Avenue to eastbound traffic (westbound traffic from Enderley Avenue will be allowed to turn left into Remembrance Drive.)
  • a separate right turn lane for westbound vehicles turning into St Peters Place
  • improved access for people with mobility impairments.

Artist impression

More information

If you require any further information please contact the project manager, Andrew Wiles, on 1300 GOLDCOAST
(1300 465 326) or email capribridge@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

View the media release at our Media centre, or check out the frequently asked questions below.

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  • Why do we need another bridge?

    The east-west route from the Remembrance Drive at Surfers Paradise across to Bundall, Benowa and Ashmore via the Capri Bridge is a key thoroughfare for traffic.

    The demand through this corridor during typical peak periods is forecast to exceed an acceptable Level of Service in late 2018. These peak periods are 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm on weekdays. Forecast daily traffic is expected to increase from the current 19,900 vehicles to a 2031 volume of 35,600. This is a jump of 79 per cent.

    As well as alleviating a ‘pinch point’ for vehicles at the existing bridge and adjacent road network, this project will also provide improved connections for walking and cycling.

    The focus of this project is to reduce traffic congestion by enhancing the capacity of the network to accommodate current and future demand on this important east-west, sub-arterial road.

  • What planning considerations were made?

    This project developed options which would reduce traffic congestion and improve travel time in the vicinity of Via Roma. These options needed to:

    • increase the capacity for traffic crossing the Nerang River and through the adjacent intersection at Via Roma / Remembrance Drive
    • minimise whole of life costs for the new and existing assets
    • improve the connectivity with the adjacent road network
    • provide infrastructure to support walking and cycling.

    A thorough review of environmental and statutory considerations was conducted. They identified the requirements and constraints for a solution that provides benefits to all road, pathway and waterway users. These considerations included: land use, industry and legislative standards, environment, finance, risk management and site specific contextual issues.

  • When is a decision likely to be made on a design?

    Council has considered the concept report on an option for a new bridge on the downstream side of the existing bridge in May 2017. The preliminary design gave greater clarification and it was found a new four-lane bridge, replacing the existing bridge would provide a better result.

    A report was presented to Council for review in February 2018. A detailed design will be done during the remainder of 2018. 

  • When will construction occur?

    Construction is due to commence post 2018. The new works are expected to be open within two years of commencement. 

  • How much will the project cost?

    The indicative total project cost is $50 million. 

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