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Southport – Gold Coast Highway (Marine Parade) extension of third northbound lane

Commencing: March 2021
Completion: November 2021

Project information

We’re improving traffic flow so you can spend less time on the road and more time enjoying our beautiful city.

This road upgrade involves extending the northbound lane along the Gold Coast Highway (Marine Parade) from Australia Fair to North Street. This will connect with the 3 northbound lanes on Sundale Bridge.

This project is part of the $34 million Sundale Bridge and Waterways Drive Upgrade and is guided by the Gold Coast City Transport Strategy 2031.

Construction details

  • During construction there’ll be some general dust and noise. Road access will be maintained, just allow a little more travel time as there will be traffic management in place.
  • Workers will be on site Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm. We encourage all road users to take extra care when workers are in the area and observe traffic signs and speed restrictions. 
  • We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Parking changes

  • From March 2021, kerbside parking will be removed from Gold Coast Highway (Marine Parade) between Australia Fair and North Street.
  • Businesses, customers and locals are encouraged to use the off-street parking in surrounding streets.
  • Some changes have been made in connecting streets to provide loading zones for service and delivery vehicles and short-term unpaid parking for local customers.

Cycle lane changes

  • The dedicated cycle lane on the Gold Coast Highway between Nerang Street and Marshall Lane will be removed to enable the additional northbound traffic lane.
  • During and after construction is complete, cyclists will be able to share the road with motorists or use the off-road shared pathways.

Benefit to community

  • Reduced congestion by making an additional lane available to traffic
  • Improved safety by removing the parking lane and reducing the need for vehicles to merge
  • Improved efficiency of the Gold Coast Highway (Marine Parade) / North Street intersection – with all lanes available for traffic, more vehicles can move through the intersection with each traffic light cycle

More information

For more information, contact the project team on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) or email transportprojects@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

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