Isle of Capri Bridge project

  • Project typeBridges & shared paths
  • Project scheduleMid-2019 to mid-2022
Construction underway, male worker on Isle of Capri bridge project

To prepare for an increase in traffic flow we have commenced the Isle of Capri Bridge Project. It is a part of our ongoing investment into our road network to create a better-connected Gold Coast.

The Isle of Capri Bridge crosses the Nerang River, connecting Surfers Paradise and Isle of Capri. This major east–west thoroughfare is now 60 years old.

In 2019, 18,000 cars crossed the bridge daily. The forecast for 2027 is for 25,000 cars per day. To prepare for this increase in traffic and to reduce congestion we are upgrading the Isle of Capri Bridge.

Changes to traffic


The following traffic and pedestrian changes have been implemented on Via Roma and Remembrance Drive. These arrangements will remain in place until the completion of the second section of the bridge in mid-2022.

Via Roma

  • The Abutment B work site will be moved from No.1 Via Roma to the southern side of Via Roma adjacent to Nos. 1–2 Amalfi Drive. This will enable the bridge contractor to demolish the existing bridge and construct the second side of the new bridge.
  • Traffic coming off the new, first section of the bridge will be on the northern side of Via Roma.
  • Street parking will not be available in Via Roma from the bridge to the traffic signals at St Peters Place.
  • Amalfi Drive will be closed at Via Roma for vehicles. Pedestrian access will remain.
  • Pedestrian access to the bridge will be via the northbound path on Via Roma.
  • There will be no change to access for entry or exit from the Capri on Via Roma Shopping Centre.

Remembrance Drive

  • The U-turn facility at the Remembrance Drive intersection, allowing northbound traffic to turn south, will be removed for approximately 10 months (due to the differing heights between the new and existing roads, and construction space required for the large plant and equipment). During this time, motorists travelling northbound have the following options to turn and travel south:
    1. Turn left from Remembrance Drive over the new Isle of Capri bridge this option enables you to travel around Roma Park and return over the bridge to turn right, or continue on to Bundall Road.
    2. Continue north from the intersection to the traffic signals at Paradise Island and Clifford Street – this option allows a U-turn in Paradise Island or a right turn into Surfers Paradise Boulevard.

    Please allow extra time for travel to accommodate these changes.

    You can view a map of alternative routes(PDF, 195KB)

  • The riverside pathway on Remembrance Drive between the traffic signals near Thornton Towers Park and the intersection with Via Roma will be closed.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists wanting to use this path will be diverted across Remembrance Drive at the Thornton Towers Park traffic signals and detoured through River Terrace to the traffic signals at Enderley Avenue.
  • Enderley Avenue at the Remembrance Drive intersection will remain closed to vehicles until the new bridge is fully opened.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Construction details

The upgrade to the bridge and surrounds includes:

  • relocating underground services
  • building a new four-lane bridge, with increased height clearance so larger vessels can pass underneath
  • improving pedestrian and cycle options, with 4-metre wide shared paths on both sides of the new bridge
  • upgrading Remembrance Drive intersection, including opening up access to Enderley Avenue (from Remembrance Drive)
  • extending the 4 lanes on Via Roma from Verona Avenue across the bridge
  • providing dedicated right-turn lanes at the Via Roma/St Pauls Place/Remo Street intersection
  • developing and delivering the Landscape Masterplan, including tree planting and infrastructure improvements to the John Fraser Memorial Park and Roma Park.

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Public impact

Working hours: Monday to Saturday between 6am and 6pm.

  • To complete the work safely, some work outside of these hours may be required and we will notify nearby residents in advance of night works.
  • John Fraser Memorial Park and car park (off Markwell Avenue) will not be available during construction.
  • Some changes to traffic and local access will be necessary, including short-term closures of the bridge. Expect some delays, especially during peak periods, and seek alternative routes. Please take extra care when workers are in the area and observe traffic signs and speed restrictions.
  • Kerbside parking on Via Roma will be permanently removed between the river and St Peters Place. Parking is available at the Capri on Via Roma car park for shoppers, and in local streets for residents and visitors.
  • Watercraft access on the Nerang River will continue but there'll be a clearance zone around the work area to ensure safety.
  • Some noise and dust is expected during general construction activities. Some activities, for example pile driving for the new bridge, will generate some noise and vibration. We will endeavour to let you know in advance of any such work.
  • Bus stops will continue to operate throughout the project, but may need to be temporarily relocated. Please contact Translink to get the latest information on bus routes and bus stop locations by phoning 13 12 30 or by visiting translink.com.au.

Thank you for your patience while these important works are undertaken.

For road closure information visit City Alerts.

Benefits to the community

Our priority is to ensure that we have the transport infrastructure, sustainable travel options and traffic flow solutions in place to support the city's continued growth.

  • The project will improve traffic flow and help reduce congestion by increasing the capacity of the road network to meet current and future demand.
  • Opening up access to Enderley Avenue (from Remembrance Drive) will improve east to west traffic flow.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists will find it easier to travel on the road and on the footpath. The wider paths and bike lanes will make it safer for all active transport users.
  • The new bridge will enable larger vessels to pass underneath the bridge, and connect a missing link in the active travel network. Once operational, it will have an increased clearance height (from 3.1 metres to 4.5 metres above 'highest astronomical tide').
  • The John Fraser Memorial Park and Roma Park upgrades will provide improved amenities for the local community.