New road busts congestion at Reedy Creek as Mayor targets traffic

1 June 2016

The Gold Coast’s newest road link at Reedy Creek was officially opened today as part of a broader Better Roads program announced by Mayor Tom Tate. 

Cr Tate, with Federal MP Karen Andrews and Kings Christian College Principal Rees Davis, declared the $8.37 million Eden View Drive officially open. The 700 metre two-lane road will prevent traffic queuing along Gemvale Road in school pick up and drop off times.

“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. I thank  residents for their patience during 11 months of construction.”

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

The congestion relief point was jointly funded by the City and Federal Government’s ‘Roads to Recovery’ program.

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

“The new connection road will provide much needed congestion relief to this community and the reduced time in traffic will unlock more time each day for parents, students and residents,” said Mrs Andrews.

“I’m delighted the Federal Government has been able to contribute to this very positive outcome for our local community.”

Cr Tate said other “congestion busting” projects on the 2016/2017 calendar included:

  • 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)

The current City budget has allocated $78.95million to its city road program, with Mayor Tate bidding for $90 million in 2016-17. The budget will be delivered on 24 June.

New road busts congestion at Reedy Creek as Mayor targets traffic photo