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Drivers urged to slow down to save lives as school returns

29 May 2020

The City is calling on all Gold Coasters to do the right thing and stay safe on the roads, as restrictions continue to ease and children return to school.

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Temporary Road Closure - Surfers Paradise

Day 288 of 551

Streets affected: Gold Coast Highway (lane, shoulder, verge/footpath closure) between Clifford Street and Aubrey Street

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Also affected: Markwell Avenue (full road closure - Western side of Remembrance Drive) between Remembrance Drive and End of road

Also affected: Via Roma (lane, verge/footpath, parking lane closure with hold and release for 2 minutes maximum) between Remembrance Drive and St Pauls Place

Start date: 19 August 2019

End date: 19 February 2021

Duration 1: 9am – 3pm (Gold Coast Highway)

Duration 2: 8pm - 5am (Markwell Avenue)

Duration 3: 12am - 11:59pm (Via Roma)

Reason: To facilitate the construction works on the Isle of Capri Decongestion Project

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Temporary Road Closure Helensvale

Day 280 of 339

Streets affected: Dreamworld Parkway (lane closure) between Nells Court and Tamborine Oxenford Road

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Start date: 26 August 2019

End date: 30 July 2020

Duration: 8pm - 5am

Reason: Exit 57 /Tamborine Oxenford Road upgrade works

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Temporary Road Closure Helensvale

Day 280 of 339

Streets affected: Dreamworld Parkway (lane closure) between Nells Court and Tamborine Oxenford Road

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Start date: 26 August 2019

End date: 30 July 2020

Duration: 8pm - 5am

Reason: Exit 57 /Tamborine Oxenford Road upgrade works

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Temporary Road Closure Helensvale

Day 280 of 339

Streets affected: Dreamworld Parkway (lane closure) between Nells Court and Tamborine Oxenford Road

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Start date: 26 August 2019

End date: 30 July 2020

Duration: 8pm - 5am

Reason: Exit 57 /Tamborine Oxenford Road upgrade works

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Temporary Road Closure Helensvale

Day 273 of 332

Streets affected: Dreamworld Parkway (lane closure) between Nells Court and Tamborine Oxenford Road

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Start date: 26 August 2019

End date: 30 July 2020

Duration: 8pm - 5am

Reason: Exit 57 /Tamborine Oxenford Road upgrade works

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Temporary Road Closure Helensvale

Day 273 of 332

Streets affected: Old Pacific Highway (lane closure) between Global Plaza and Tamborine Oxenford Road

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Start date: 26 August 2019

End date: 30 July 2020

Duration: 8pm - 5am

Reason: Exit 57 /Tamborine Oxenford Road upgrade works

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Temporary Road Closure Helensvale

Day 273 of 332

Streets affected: Old Pacific Highway (lane closure) between Tamborine Oxenford Road and Watersports Lane

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Start date: 26 August 2019

End date: 30 July 2020

Duration: 8pm - 5am

Reason: Exit 57 /Tamborine Oxenford Road upgrade works

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Temporary Road Closure Application Ormeau Hills

Day 164 of 183

Streets affected: Dalma Street (full road closure local traffic access only) between Tillyroen Road and end of road

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Start date: 21 December 2019

End date: 20 June 2020

Duration: 6.30am - 6.30pm

Reason: Stormwater connection for new development

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Temporary Road Closure Application Ormeau Hills

Day 164 of 183

Streets affected: Dalma Street (full road closure local traffic access only) between Tillyroen Road and end of road

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Start date: 21 December 2019

End date: 20 June 2020

Duration: 6.30am - 6.30pm

Reason: Stormwater connection for new development

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Temporary Road Closure Application Bilinga

Day 105 of 158

Streets affected: Golden Four Drive (full road closure local traffic access only) between Gibson Street and Graham Street

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Start date: 17 February 2020

End date: 24 July 2020

Duration: 12am - 12am

Reason: Road reconstruction

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Temporary Road Closure Application Robina

Day 101 of 197

Streets affected: Stadium Drive (full road closure local traffic access only) between East Lane and end of road

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Start date: 22 February 2020

End date: 5 September 2020 (Various dates through out period)

Reason: EVENT 2020 NRL Season

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Temporary Road Closure - Main Beach

Day 91 of 120

Streets affected: Waterways Drive (traffic control on site - expect delays) between Gold Coast Highway and Macarthur Parade

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Also affected: Macarthur Parade and Rankin Parade

Start date: 3 March 2020

End date: 30 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: To facilitate works for road upgrade 

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Temporary Road Closure - Mermaid Beach

Day 62 of 91

Streets affected: Dudley Street (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Hedges Avenue and Gold Coast Highway

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Start date: 1 April 2020

End date: 30 June 2020

Duration: 7am – 5pm

Reason: Delivery of materials and equipment for building activities on a development site

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Temporary Road Closure - Ormeau Hills

Day 55 of 92

Streets affected: Tillyroen Road (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Ormeau Ridge Road and McCreadie Road

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Start date: 8 April 2020

End date: 8 July 2020

Duration 1: 6:30am – 6:30pm;   6:30pm - 6:30am (after care)

Duration 2: 6:30am - 6:30pm (8 Apr - 22 May only, hold and release);   9am - 2:30pm (hold and release)

Reason: Road widening works

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Temporary Road Closure - Reedy Creek

Day 48 of 77

Streets affected: Old Coach Road (full road closure local traffic access only) between M1 Off-ramp roundabout and Tallebudgera Creek Road

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Start date: 15 April 2020

End date: 30 June 2020

Duration: Midnight – 11:59pm

Reason: Old Coach Road Upgrade, including major roadworks and stormwater drainage construction

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 43 of 47

Streets affected: Tahiti Avenue (shoulder, median, verge/footpath closure) between Fith Avenue and Illaroo Street

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Start date: 20 April 2020

End date: 5 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: Replacement of traffic islands and pram ramps

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Temporary Road Closure - Coolangatta

Day 36 of 157

Streets affected: Boundary Street (full road closure local traffic access only) between Ward Street and Tweed Terrace

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Start date: 27 April 2020

End date: 30 September 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 4pm

Reason: Full road pavement reconstruction

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Temporary Road Closure - Currumbin Waters

Day 36 of 65

Streets affected: Boundary Street (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Currumbin Creek Road and Jewel Street

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Start date: 27 April 2020

End date: 30 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: Full pavement reconstruction

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Temporary Road Closure - Currumbin

Day 33 of 92

Streets affected: Duringan Street (shoulder, parking lane/bays closure) between Woodgee Street and Murraba Street

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Start date: 30 April 2020

End date: 30 July 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: Repair / maintenance to sewerage pipes

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Temporary Road Closure - Pimpama

Day 28 of 32

Streets affected: Yawalpah Road (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Salzburg Road and Old Pacific Highway overpass

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Start date: 5 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: To facilitate planting of trees and landscaping for Home Focus Home Centre

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Temporary Road Closure - Burleigh Heads

Day 26 of 44

Streets affected: Djerral Avenue (full road closure local traffic access only) between Tabilban Street and Ikkina Road

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Start date: 7 May 2020

End date: 19 June 2020   *Full Road Closure 1 day only between dates

Duration: 7am – 5pm

Reason: Water main replacement works

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Temporary Road Closure - Nerang

Day 26 of 44

Streets affected: Chopin Court (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Gershwin Court and End of road

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Start date: 7 May 2020

End date: 19 June 2020

Duration: 7am – 5pm

Reason: Water Main Replacement Project

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Temporary Road Closure - Bundall

Day 26 of 32

Streets affected: Slatyer Avenue (lane closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Ponciana Crescent and Richmond Avenue

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Also affected: Racecourse Drive (lane closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Slatyer Avenue and Mentone Avenue

Start date: 7 May 2020

End date: 7 June 2020

Duration: 9am – 2:30pm

Reason: To facilitate installation of new signal footing and pole

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Temporary Road Closure - Pacific Pines

Day 25 of 29

Streets affected: Pacific Pines Boulevard (lane closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Binstead Way and Capricorn Drive

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Start date: 8 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6pm

Reason: Potholing

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Temporary Road Closure - Pimpama

Day 22 of 22

Streets affected: Rifle Range Road (half road, verge/footpath closure with traffic control - expect delays) between the Heights Boulevarde, Bull Road and Attenborough Boulevard

Start date: 10 May 2020

End date: 1 June 2020

Duration: 6pm to 5am

Reason: Drilling works on behalf of TMR for testing

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Temporary Road Closure - Labrador

Day 19 of 32

Streets affected: Imperial Parade (lane closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Coral Avenue and Government Road

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Start date: 14 May 2020

End date: 14 June 2020

Duration: 9am – 3pm

Reason: To facilitate installation of new signal footing and pole

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 15 of 22

Streets affected: Tallebudgera Drive (lane closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Tallebudgera Drive and Townson Avenue roundabout

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Start date: 17 May 2020

End date: 8 June 2020

Duration: 5pm – 5am

Reason: Profile and replace asphalt

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Temporary Road Closure - Mermaid Waters

Day 15 of 44

Streets affected: Sunshine Boulevard (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Pacific Avenue and McIlwain Drive

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Start date: 18 May 2020

End date: 30 June 2020

Duration: 7am – 5pm

Reason: Water main replacement project

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Temporary Road Closure - Southport

Day 14 of 14

Streets affected: Nerang Street (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Marine Parade and Scarborough Street

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Also affected: Gold Coast Highway (lane closure - left turn) between Marine Parade and Nerang Street

Start date: 18 May 2020

End date: 1 June 2020

Duration: 7pm – 5am

Reason: To facilitate service locations

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Temporary Road Closure - Surfers Paradise

Day 14 of 17

Streets affected: Elkhorn Avenue (full road closure local traffic access only) between Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Esplanade

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Also affected: Orchid Avenue (full road closure local traffic access only) between Elkhorn Avenue and Cavill Avenue

Also affected: Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Esplanade and Beach Road

Start date: 19 May 2020

End date: 4 June 2020

Duration: 6am – 6pm

Reason: Road reseal

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Temporary Road Closure - Broadbeach

Day 14 of 19

Streets affected: Gold Coast Highway Service Road (full road closure local traffic access only) between Queensland Avenue and Victoria Avenue

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Also affected: Queensland Avenue (full road closure local traffic access only) between Jubilee Avenue and Gold Coast Highway

Also affected: Victoria Avenue, T E Peters Drive and Gold Coast Highway

Start date: 19 May 2020

End date: 6 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: Road pavement resurfacing works

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Temporary Road Closure - Carrara

Day 13 of 60

Streets affected: Eastlake Street (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Access Road to City of Gold Coast Depot and End of road

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Start date: 20 May 2020

End date: 18 July 2020

Duration: 6am – 6:30pm      (6:30pm - 6:30am After Care)

Reason: To facilitate road widening, final seal and line marking

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Temporary Road Closure - Robina

Day 12 of 19

Streets affected: Robina Parkway (Reduced lanes) between Laver Drive and Christine Avenue

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Start date: 21 May 2020

End date: 8 June 2020

Duration: 9am – 2:30pm

Reason: To facilitate the installation of a new traffic signal pole

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Temporary Road Closure - Surfers Paradise

Day 11 of 63

Streets Affected: Gold Coast Highway/Remembrance Drive (changed traffic conditions, traffic queueing, observe signage - expect delays) between Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Markwell Avenue

 

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Also Affected: Via Roma between Remembrance Drive and Amalfi Drive

Start date: 22 May 2020

End date: 23 July 2020

Duration: Midnight – 11:59pm

Reason: To facilitate Stage 2 of installation of stormwater pipes and electrical conduits across Remembrance Drive.

These traffic arrangements will be in place 24/7 for a period of eight weeks for Stage 2.

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Temporary Road Closure - Hollywell

Day 11 of 22

Streets affected: Jacaranda Avenue (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Columbus Drive and Salvia Street

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Also affected: Bluegum Avenue and Columbus Drive

Start date: 22 May 2020

End date: 12 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 5pm

Reason: To facilitate Kerb and Channel works and restoration works

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Temporary Road Closure - Yatala

Day 9 of 15

Streets affected: Martens Street (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Logan City Council Boundary and Macpherson Road

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Start date: 23 May 2020

End date: 7 June 2020

Duration: 7pm – 5am

Reason: To facilitate bridge inspections

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Temporary Road Closure - Broadbeach Waters

Day 8 of 17

Streets affected: Rudd Street (full road closure local traffic access only) between Rio Vista Boulevard and Bermuda Street

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Also affected: Rio Vista Boulevard (full road closure local traffic access only) between T E Peters Drive and Reef Court

Start date: 24 May 2020

End date: 10 June 2020

Duration: 7pm – 5am

Reason: To facilitate profiling of the road followed by wearing course layer to the roadway

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Temporary Road Closure - Southport

Day 8 of 15

Streets affected: Enid Avenue (full road closure local traffic access only) between Alicia Street and Virginia Grove

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Start date: 25 May 2020

End date: 8 June 2020

Duration: 7am – 5pm (day work);   8pm - 6am (night work)

Reason: To facilitate the replacement of the existing defective water main under the road

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Townson Avenue (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge, bike lane, parking lane - expect delays ) between Fifteenth Avenue and Gulai Street

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Tahiti Avenue (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge, bike lane, parking lane - expect delays ) between Fifteenth Avenue and Gulai Street

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Hawaii Avenue (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge, bike lane, parking lane - expect delays ) between Laguna Avenue and Leyte Avenue

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Laguna Avenue (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge, bike lane, parking lane - expect delays ) between Second Avenue and Luzon Parade

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: First Avenue (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge, bike lane, parking lane - expect delays ) between Cypress Terrace and Laguna Park

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Swordfish Court (partial footpath/verge, half road closure, traffic control - expect delays) between Townson Avenue and Cul-de-sac

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Fifteenth Avenue (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge, bike lane, parking lane - expect delays ) between Townson Avenue and Tahiti Avenue

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes
 

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Temporary Road Closure - Tugun

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Toolona Street (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge- expect delays) between Illawarra Court and Marion Street

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020      

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes
 

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Temporary Road Closure - Tugun

Day 7 of 11

Streets affected: Akira Street (half road closure - traffic control, partial footpath/verge - expect delays ) between Toolona Street and West Wyberba Street

Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020       

Duration: 8am - 3pm

Reason: Facilitate 2 pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Coomera

Day 7 of 23

Streets affected: Old Pacific Highway (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between 196 Old Pacific Highway (City of Gold Coast Coomera Depot) and 200m North of Depot Entrance

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Start date: 26 May 2020

End date: 17 June 2020

Duration: 8am – 2:30pm

Reason: 3x pavement investigation boreholes

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Temporary Road Closure - Coolangatta

Day 5 of 9

Streets affected: Lanham Street (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Dutton Street and McLean Street

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Start date: 28 May 2020

End date: 5 June 2020

Duration: 8am – 3pm

Reason: Road pavement investigation

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Temporary Road Closure - Gaven

Day 5 of 20

Streets affected: Smith Street (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Pitcairn Way and Hammond Drive

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Start date: 28 May 2020

End date: 16 June 2020

Duration: 9am – 3pm

Reason: Repair to damaged end treatment

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Temporary Road Closure - Pimpama

Day 5 of 13

Streets affected: Pacific Springs Boulevard (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Hotham Creek Road and End of road

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Start date: 28 May 2020

End date: 9 June 2020

Duration: 9am – 2pm

Reason: Geotechnical investigation for new service road

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Temporary Road Closure - Surfers Paradise

Day 4 of 32

Streets affected: Elkhorn Avenue (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Esplanade and Orchid Avenue

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Start date: 29 May 2020

End date: 29 June 2020

Duration: 9am – 2:30pm

Reason: To facilitate the installation of new detector loops

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Temporary Road Closure - Broadbeach Waters

Day 3 of 11

Streets affected: Rio Vista Boulevard (Reduced lanes) between Delungra Street and Reef Court

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Start date: 29 May 2020

End date: 9 June 2020

Duration: 7pm – 5am

Reason: Asphalt works to resurface roadway

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Temporary Road Closure - Bonogin

Day 1 of 18

Streets affected: Bonogin Road (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Smith Road and Waltham Court

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Also affected: Davenport Drive (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Glenmore Drive and Bonogin Road

Also affected: Gardenia Drive, Aleysham Drive and Hersden Court

Start date: 1 June 2020

End date: 18 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 5:30pm

Reason: To facilitate asphalt works

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Temporary Road Closure - Burleigh Heads

Day 1 of 31

Streets affected: Nathan Street (full road closure local traffic access only) between Hayle Street and End of road

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Start date: 1 June 2020

End date: 1 July 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: Building renovations to an existing residence

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Temporary Road Closure - Labrador

Day 1 of 2

Streets affected: Marine Parade (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Central Street and Whiting Street

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Start date: 1 June 2020

End date: 2 June 2020

Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Reason: To facilitate the installation of an overhead pedestrian gantry

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Temporary Road Closure - Miami

Day 1 of 2

Streets affected: Miami Shore Parade (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Gold Coast Highway and Chainey Avenue

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Also affected: Nobby Parade and Chainey Avenue

Start date: 1 June 2020

End date: 2 June 2020

Duration: 7am – 5pm

Reason: To facilitate protection of workers performing a survey of the stormwater network

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Temporary Road Closure - Biggera Waters

Day 1 of 12

Streets affected: Marine Parade (half road closure with traffic control – expect delays) between Taylor Street and Ocean Street

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Start date: 1 June 2020

End date: 12 June 2020

Duration: 7am – 3pm

Reason: To facilitate installation of coloured surfacing

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Mosquito spraying

Pest Animal Trapping- King Parrot Conservation Area, Eagle Heights Conserviation Area, Gladrose Reserve & Cloverside Park, Huntington Drive

Day 1 of 12

Areas affected: King Parrot Conservation Area, Eagle Heights Conservation Area, Gladrose Reserve & Cloverside Park, Huntington Drive

Pest Animal trapping will be carried out within the above areas from 7.00am on Monday 1st June 2020 to 11.59pm Friday 12th June 2020.  Consequently, entry to these certain sections of these areas will be prohibited.

Section closures will be marked with a sign or barrier tape placed along entry tracks and will be permanently closed for the entire period, both day and night.

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Temporary Road Closure - Palm Beach

Day 1 of 12

Streets affected: Fifteenth Avenue (full road closure local traffic access only) between Townson Avenue and Tahiti Avenue

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Also affected: Tahiti Avenue (full road closure local traffic access only) between Fifteenth Avenue and Gulai Street

Start date: 1 June 2020

End date: 12 June 2020   (3 days only)

Day 1: 7am – 6pm

Day 2: 7am – Midnight

Day 3: 7am – 6pm

Reason: Clean and reline stormwater pipe which includes reinstating manhole and resurfacing

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Water and sewerage

Water Interruption - Parkwood

10.00am - 12.00pm

Streets affected: Napper Road

Cause:  Water Shutdown for meter replacement

W/O: N/A

Notif: N/A

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Water and sewerage

Water Interruption - Runaway Bay

11.55am - 1.55pm

Streets Affected : Runaway Bay , Huon Cresent.

Causes : Repair Water Service.

W/O : 20598355

Notif : 1000675029

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Water and sewerage

Water Interruption - Benowa

2.45pm - 7.00pm

Streets affected: Collins Crescent, Apollo Street

Cause: Repair water main

W/O: 20598618

Notif: 1000675305

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