UPDATE: Massive traffic delays on Gold Coast Highway for second day

UPDATE@ 7.00AM, July 25 | Delays are set to be shocking again this morning on the Gold Coast Highway, with emergency roadworks continuing.

Council confirmed yesterday that one northbound lane and one southbound lane between Peninsular Drive and Elkhorn Avenue in Surfers Paradise would remain closed overnight.

It’s understood council workers are continuing repairs to a sewer pipeline, after a pipe liner was reported damaged.


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It’s unclear how much longer the works will take.

Meantime, motorists are being urged to avoid the Gold Coast Highway through Surfers in both directions for the morning commute.

Delays could last over half an hour, especially during peak times.

EARLIER @ 4.30 PM, July 24 | MOTORISTS are being warned to brace for long delays on the Gold Coast Highway this afternoon as emergency roadworks continue.

Council has confirmed one northbound lane and one southbound lane between Peninsular Drive and Elkhorn Avenue in Surfers Paradise will remain closed tonight as crews work to repair a damaged sewer pipe under the road.

Traffic control operators are on scene, however drivers are being urged to avoid the area and to seek alternative routes.

There’s been heavy delays in the area all day, with traffic currently at a crawl.

EARLIER @ 8.30AM, July 24 | Motorists are being urged to avoid the Gold Coast Highway in both directions through Surfers Paradise, with traffic in gridlock this morning.

One lane has been closed in each direction, slowing morning commuters to a crawl through the area.

The closures occur between Beach Road and Thomas Drive, right in front of the Circle on Cavil building.

A Council spokesperson has confirmed workers are trying to repair a damaged sewer pipe under the road.

Temporary traffic restrictions have been in place since before 6.00am this morning.

Northbound traffic is delayed back to Broadbeach, while southbound traffic is delayed back to Main Beach.

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