Boyd Street interchange on cards
TUGUN’S Boyd Street congestion may ease if stakeholder discussions stay on track.
Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey called together key stakeholders to discuss the need for a Boyd Street interchange in Tugun.
“An upgrade of Boyd Street and an interchange on the Tugun bypass adjacent to Boyd Street is needed as a matter of urgency,” Ms Stuckey said.
“A resolution was passed at a public meeting at Tugun Progress Association on March 15 to convene a taskforce to fast-track construction of an interchange, and this meeting was a positive step in that direction.
“Everyone present pledged their support to collectively work towards easing traffic congestion resulting from new residential developments at Cobaki and Bilambil Heights on the state border.”
Ms Stuckey said construction workers could only access new developments via Boyd Street, which would increase traffic in the area.
“It is of concern to residents who have put up with years of disruption and dirt while the Tugun bypass and then the desalination plant were built,” she said.
“Currently, the development approval does not require an interchange on the M1 at this location until Cobaki passes 3500 homes, which could mean many years of obstruction along this route.”