A $22 million redevelopment of a major road corridor on the northernmost edge of the GOLD COAST is almost complete.
Stanmore Road in Yatala is now open to the public following an upgrade to ensure the road is fit for the area’s growth.
Changes to the road, from the intersection with Darlington Drive/Pagan Road/Sandy Creek Road to the intersection with Peachey Road, include widening to a four-lane dual carriageway, improved vertical and horizontal alignment, and better provision for pedestrians and cyclists.
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The upgrade will provide a safer road environment for all users, and will cater for the mix of trucks that make up 40 per cent of vehicles using it daily, and for cyclists and motorists travelling to and from Rivermount College.
Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the project had been eagerly awaited by both local businesses and residents.
“It’s fantastic to know what a significant difference this road will make to those who use it, in some cases many times a day,” she said.
“This is a fast-growing area of the Gold Coast, and as a result of this investment by the City, we have a new dual carriageway that will meet the needs of all road users.”
The upgraded road is 1310 metres long, and is expected to carry 6500 vehicles per day, of which 22 per cent will be commercial vehicles.
All works, including installation of traffic signals at the Paterson Rd intersection, are expected to be complete by Christmas.