School pick-up easier for Reedy Creek parents

It’s hoped a new two-lane road in Reedy Creek will make the school run a bit easier for parents whose kids attend the three local schools.

Eden View Drive was officially opened by Mayor Tom Tate as well as Federal MP Karen Andrews and Kings Christian Collage Principal Rees Davis on Wednesday.

The $8.37 million 700 metre addition is aimed at preventing traffic queuing along Gemvale Road in school pick up and drop off times.


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“This is what motorists and residents asked for and we listened,’’ Cr Tate said.

“It will provide welcome relief to parents dropping off children to the three schools in the area and cut commute times significantly for residents living in the Observatory and Varsity Heights estates.”

A roundabout, funded by Kings Christian College, will provide an additional connection behind the school including a parking and set down area.

Other “congestion busting” projects in the works include:

 High Street upgrade from North Street to Stevens Street, Southport ($3.5million)
 Gold Coast Highway and Waterways Drive intersection upgrade, Main Beach ($455,000)
 Burnside Road upgrade Stage 2, and M1 Service Road to Railway Bridge, Ormeau ($4.4million)
 Napper Road and Arundel Drive intersection upgrade, converting a roundabout to traffic signals ($2.2million)
 Christine Avenue and Scottsdale Drive intersection converting a roundabout to traffic signals, Robina ($3million)
 Ashmore Road and Upton Street intersection upgrade ($2.7million)
 Bonogin Road from Carrington Road to Davenport Drive upgrade ($2million)
 Margaret Ave and Surf Parade intersection upgrade ($1.05million)