SOUTHPORT-BURLEIGH ROAD UPGRADE
To increase the existing and future capacity of the Queensland State-controlled road network on the Gold Coast, the Department of Transport and Main Roads upgraded Southport-Burleigh Road to create three traffic lanes in each direction.
Southport-Burleigh Road, locally known as Bermuda Street, is a major north–south arterial road that runs roughly parallel to, and between, the Gold Coast Highway and Pacific Motorway.
The Southport-Burleigh Road Network Improvement Project was delivered in three separate work packages. The Central Section – Vespa Crescent to Monaco Street Bridge, also known as the Bundall Road package, was delivered by Georgiou in 2017.
The works package involved upgrading four lanes to six lanes by removing on street parking and constructing a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI).
Detailed scope of works included:
- roadworks: 1.3km of roadworks including 8,500 tonne asphalt; construction of 1,300 m3 pavement, installation of 13km of drainage (stormwater pipe), roadside furniture, lighting and traffic signals;
- bridgeworks: including the widening of both the Nerang River Bridge and the Monaco Street Bridge;
- relocation of Public Utility Plant (PUP) and live services including Energex, Telstra, Gold Coast Water and APA Gas mains;
- construction of the new CFI at the Bundall Road, Ashmore Road and Salerno Street intersection with associated electrical and traffic signal works;
- widening of Bundall Road from four lanes to six lanes in both directions;
- upgrading pedestrian and bicycle access, including the construction of a shared off-road cycle and pedestrian pathway along the eastern side through to Nerang River Bridge.
- upgrading public transport infrastructure including two new bus stops;
- vegetation clearing and trimming; and
- construction of two new U-turn facilities for both north and southbound traffic.
- Finalist Civil Contractor Federation Earth Award (QLD) – Southport Burleigh Road: Central Section ($10 million – $30 million)