New Gemvale Road access link in line of site

11 August 2015

City of Gold Coast has commenced construction on a new $8.37M congestion relief point for one of Reedy Creek’s busiest roads.

Jointly funded by the City and the Australian Government’s ‘Roads to Recovery’ program, the new Eden View Drive access link will syphon traffic off Gemvale Road in peak traffic hours.

Mayor Tom Tate said when complete next July, the 700 metre, two-lane link road would prevent traffic queuing along Gemvale Road in school pick up and drop off times.

“Gemvale Road carries a huge volume of traffic as local residents and the parents of thousands of students attending the three schools in Reedy Creek well know,” he said.

“This will be alleviated with a new signalised intersection with Gemvale Road, while a roundabout being funded by Kings Christian College will provide an additional connection behind the school, including a parking and set down area.

“It’s all part of our broader $83.6M commitment in road upgrades and maintenance this year ensuring we support our growing city with the infrastructure it needs.”

Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews welcomed the improved traffic flow, capacity and safety the new link would offer all road users.

“This link is a much needed alternative travel route for residential developments, including the Observatory and Varsity Heights estates,” Mrs Andrews said.

“I look forward to seeing the benefits of this area’s improved network connectivity come this time next year.”

Construction works commenced last month. Completion is scheduled for July 2016 (weather permitting).

Disruption to traffic on Gemvale Road will be kept to a minimum during the intersection construction works; however there may be delays at certain times.

For further details on the new Eden View Drive access link visit

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