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Surfers Paradise - Thomas Drive, West Chevron Island - bridge maintenance

Commencing: April 2020
Completion: November 2020
Cost: $1.6 million

Project information

The City is working closely with Queensland health and the Australian Federal Government to support our city in the response to and recovery from COVID-19. We’re committed to delivering essential services for our community and we continue to work on improvements for the city.

We will be undertaking maintenance works on the West Chevron Island Bridge on Thomas Drive over the Nerang River. The bridge will remain open at all times.

Works will primarily take place below the bridge deck and under water. Temporary speed and access restrictions for commercial and recreational marine vessels will apply. Signage will be in place to notify waterway users about the changed conditions. Vehicular, cyclist and pedestrian traffic will not be affected.

Construction details

  • cleaning and repair of concrete components
  • installation of the reinforcement corrosion protection system (Impressed Current Cathodic Protection)
  • underwater installation of the structural pile encasement
  • strengthening of the central bridge span
  • application of protective coatings.

We are making considerable efforts to minimise disruptions. However, local residents may notice construction equipment, increased noise and temporary safety screens. Some construction activities will also occur in the adjacent Korman Family Park. Working hours will be from Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm.

Upgrades and improvements (such as bridge widening, additional traffic lanes/walkways) are outside the scope of this maintenance project.

Benefits for the community

  • maintained safety for all bridge users
  • continued structural integrity and bridge durability
  • reduced ongoing maintenance costs and extended life of the structure.

Thank you for your patience. For more information please call 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326).

Related information

These works form part of the City’s investment in our road network, creating a better connected Gold Coast and improving our active transport network. Associated projects include:

  • Isle of Capri Bridge – reducing east-west traffic congestion and delays.
  • Green Bridge – connecting pedestrians and cyclists between Chevron Island and Bundall Road.

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