A $4.2 million project to build dedicated bike lanes on two Gold Coast bridges has been given the go-ahead to help improve safety for all road users.
Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the cycle lane upgrades on Southport–Burleigh Road (Bermuda Street section) are part of the Government’s commitment to the Principal Cycle Network.
“Cyclists are currently competing with motorists for space while crossing Lake Intrepid and Lake Orr bridges,” Mr Bailey said.
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“The speed limit is 80km/h per hour and these upgrades, which will create a dedicated cycle lane across both bridges, will allow cyclists to ride safely.
Work on the bike lanes are expected to begin later this month and include the widening of the bridges in the southbound direction.
The project is expected to take three months to complete, weather permitting.