Strong plan to bust congestion on the Gold Coast

By Rob on January 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gold Coast motorists will spend more time with family and less time stuck in traffic under a Newman LNP Government’s plan for congestion-busting projects.

LNP Member for Southport Rob Molhoek said a re-elected LNP government will upgrade five key Gold Coast intersections and two major arterial roads, reducing congestion across the city’s suburbs.

“Our plan will include the expansion to six lanes of Southport-Burleigh Road and four lanes on Southport-Nerang Road between Southport-Burleigh Road and Scarborough Street,” Mr Molhoek said.

“We will also upgrade five key intersections on Smith St Connection Road, Nerang-Broadbeach Road and Labrador-Carrara Road, to meet growing demand over the next decade.”

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said she had listened to feedback from motorists and their frustration at getting caught in traffic congestion.

“If re-elected, we will be delivering these projects as part of our strong plan for a stronger Gold Coast to improve traffic flow along this notoriously busy sections of road,” Ms Bates said.

Member for Mermaid Waters Ray Stevens said the LNP was a strong and stable government that had a plan to deliver better infrastructure.

“Delivering this road project will mean less time sitting in traffic and more time for commuters to spend with their families,” Mr Stevens said.

Member for Surfers Paradise John-Paul Langbroek said he was delivering on his promise to have a strong plan that would create employment opportunities for the area.

“Over the next term of an LNP government these projects will deliver a boost to the local economy and create 800 construction jobs,” Mr Langbroek said.

A re-elected Newman LNP Government will deliver:

  • An upgrade to six lanes and intersection improvements on Southport-Burleigh Road between Smith Street Connection Road and Nerang-Broadbeach Road
  • An upgrade to four lanes on Southport-Nerang Road between Southport-Burleigh Road and Scarborough Street.
  • Five intersection upgrades on Smith St Connection Rd (at North St-High St), Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (at Gooding Dr and Rio Vista Blvd) and Labrador-Carrara Rd (at Currumburra Rd/Southport-Nerang Rd and Currumburra Rd/Ashmore Rd/Ross St)

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the projects were part of the strong plan to bust congestion through the LNP’s Strong Choices program.

“Labor has no interest in delivering these important projects,” Mr Emerson.

“Queensland is a great place to live and only the LNP has a strong plan to ease congestion on our busy roads, keep families safe, provide more job opportunities and grow our economy.

“If elected, the Newman LNP Government will deliver our Strong Choices plan that will pay down the debt and deliver an extra $1.5 billion in job-creating road projects in South-East Queensland.”

Other congestion hotspots that will be targeted as part of the LNP Newman Government’s Strong Choices plan include upgrades to Boundary Road overpass at North Lakes, the Pacific Motorway merge with the Gateway and Sumners Road Overpass, Mt Ommaney.

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