Gold Coast drivers will enjoy reduced congestion along the Southport-Burleigh Road with the first milestone for the $104 million upgrade reached ahead of schedule.
The stretch of Bermuda Street between Fremar and Rudd Streets in Broadbeach Waters has been upgraded to three lanes in both directions.
Queensland’s Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the next section of roadworks – from North Street to Vespa Crescent in Southport – is due to be complete by mid-2017, weather and construction conditions permitting.
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He added: “The third stage, from Vespa Crescent in Bundall to the southern side of Nerang River Bridge in Broadbeach Waters, are also underway, with an expected completion date of late 2017.”
Mr Bailey said the landmark road network upgrades formed part of the Gold Coast’s $160.7 million major road network improvements in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.