UPDATE: Work to repair a burst water main that caused a massive sinkhole in Burleigh Waters will continue into Tuesday.
Council reports that repairs are proving more complicated than first thought and won’t be completed tonight.
The hole opened up in the southbound lanes of Bermuda St near Bunnings earlier today leaving just one lane open to traffic.
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There have been huge delays for motorists all day, with things worsening during the afternoon peak.
Motorists are warned to continue avoiding the area.
With repair work set to continue tomorrow morning, workers and parents dropping kids off at nearby schools are urged to give themselves extra time.
EARLIER by Rebecca Dakin | Motorists are being warned of lengthy delays on a major Gold Coast road after a water main burst and create a sinkhole.
It’s happened southbound along Bermuda Street in Burleigh Waters, just near the intersection with Reedy Creek Road.
City of Gold Coast said has warned repairs could take several hours and may still be impacting traffic at school pickup.
Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.
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Queensland Police are directing traffic through the area.
“The left-hand turning lanes of southbound Southport Burleigh Road into Reedy Creek Road will be affected, however, motorists will be directed through the traffic lights,” a City of Gold Coast spokesperson said.
Access to local businesses like Bunnings and the Treetops shopping centre is not affected. Water supply in the area is also continuing.
Traffic delays are already back to Chistine Avenue.
— Kathryn Foran (@kathrynforan) August 30, 2021