It’s good news for Gold Coast motorists today, with Australia’s first ever ‘Continuous Flow Intersection’ opening on Southport–Burleigh Road at Bundall.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey made the exciting announcement on Thursday, revealing the intersection will help ease traffic in the area.
“This innovative intersection design will be a congestion buster for users of the busy Bundall Road and Salerno Street intersections,” Mr Bailey said.
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“The introduction of the CFI has created two new right-hand turn lanes, into Salerno Street, creating an additional gateway to Surfers Paradise.
“This intersection will allow for the road to carry a far greater capacity at a much-improved flow rate and has also widened the length of the road and bridges to include an additional lane in both directions.”
Mr Bailey said the intersection was different to anything the Gold Coast had seen before and urged motorists to drive with caution.
“We ask road users to take extra care when travelling through the new layout, drive to the new conditions and obey all new signage and road markings,” he said.
The next project of the Palaszczuk Government’s $160 million Commonwealth Games roads upgrade program is the Gooding Drive Roundabout and the Palm Meadows Drive intersection upgrade which is due for completion in the first quarter of 2018.