The LNP has announced it would immediately upgrade one of the Gold Coast’s most notorious roundabout if it wins the upcoming Queensland election.
Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington was in Carrara on Wednesday to announce an LNP Government would spend $35 million dollars on transforming the Gooding Drive roundabout into a traffic light intersection.
The money is part of the LNP’s $1 billion South East Queensland Congestion Busting Fund.
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It’s expected the upgrade would also help to provide 109 local construction jobs.
Mudgeeraba MP Ros Bates said the upgrade was vital for the area.
“This is absolutely fantastic news for the residents of Carrara, Merrimac and Robina who have been stuck in what is known as the worst roundabout on the Gold Coast,” Ms Bates told reporters.
“40,000 cars a day use this roundabout and cars are banked back all over it.
“I use to live just around the corner and both my kids were T-boned going around this corner.”
Ms Bates said she has received numerous complaints about the roundabout.
“Recently a postcard campaign showed that 75 per cent of the local residents here wanted this upgrade done now,” she said.
“We need to rip this dangerous roundabout up .. put lights on it .. make it safer for people .. make it quicker for them to get to their jobs everyday.”