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Sunshine Boulevard and Surfers Avenue – intersection upgrade

Commencing: Late January 2021
Completion: May 2021 (weather permitting)
Estimated Cost: $1.4 million

Project information

With the Gold Coast’s population expected to double by 2050, and as demands on the transport system grow, the City of Gold Coast is committed to improving congestion and safety.

Sunshine Boulevard has experienced significant traffic growth in the last four years. Consequently, turning right out of Surfers Avenue onto Sunshine Boulevard has become increasingly difficult and motorists are experiencing extended delays.

We are pleased to advise that enhancements to the intersection of Sunshine Boulevard and Surfers Avenue in Mermaid Waters will be undertaken. These works aim to improve congestion and safety issues at the intersection.

Construction details

The scope of these works will include:

  • installing traffic lights
  • replacing stormwater line cross drainage of Surfers Avenue (existing 300mm diameter pipe replaced with 375mm diameter concrete pipe)
  • replacing sections of kerbs on west side of Sunshine Boulevard to address localised sagging/stormwater ponding
  • replacing damaged existing footpath on west side of Sunshine Boulevard with a two-metre shared path
  • constructing a new, two-metre shared path on north side of Surfers Avenue – connecting it to the existing shared path to the west and new shared path to the east, construction as part of a concurrent City project
  • ensuring existing pedestrian ramps are compliant under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and replacing/upgrading where required
  • disconnecting and grouting the waterline in the centre of intersection
  • new line marking and upgrades to lighting.

You may notice some noise, dust and traffic management in place as these areas become an active work site.

Please slow down and take extra care when travelling through the area.

Benefits for the community

  • A safer road environment for all road corridor users.
  • Reduced number and severity of crashes at the intersection.
  • Improved provisions and connectivity for active travellers.
  • Improved road drainage capacity during heavy rainfall.
  • New kerb ramps will be accessible for people with mobility or vision impairments and meet DDA regulations.

More information

For more information please contact the Project Manager, Jules Andersen, on 07 5582 9143 or email

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