Tugun bypass tunnel.
Tugun bypass tunnel. John Gass

Roadworks causing headaches for Tweed drivers

SOUTHERN Gold Coast roads are choked with congestion as reconstruction, maintenance and upgrade work occurs simultaneously in multiple locations.

Tweed residents heading North on the motorway and the Gold Coast Highway are encouraged to allow extra time for travel.

According to a Queensland Transport and Main Roads spokesman road workers are busy working on a number of projects, ranging from the Tugun Bypass to the Gold Coast Highway at Bilinga.

  • Works to stabilise the Tugun Bypass landslip site and ongoing routine maintenance projects.
  • Works to maintain the tunnel management and safety system- Starting this week at the Tugun Bypass.
  • Single lane closures and speed reductions in both directions, 500m north of Stewart Road to the Gold Coast Highway interchange. In the southbound direction between 9am and 3pm and northbound between 10am and 4pm.

Several major upgrades and rehabilitation/maintenance projects are also underway.

  • Along the Pacific Motorway, between Tugun and Springwood. These works are being carried out in the evening and into the early hours of the morning to reduce disruptions for motorists.
  • Work sites include Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Gaven, Beenleigh and Springwood. These works require reduction in speed limits, reduced traffic lanes and temporary changes to the road pavement condition.
  • Works will start tomorrow on the Gold Coast Highway at Bilinga (northbound) to build a heavy vehicle changeover bay. A single lane closure and reduced speed limit of 40km will be required in the northbound lane of the Gold Coast Highway from 7am to 2pm.

The main roads spokesman said all works are subject to weather conditions and encouraged motorists to drive to the changed conditions and obey all signage, for their safety and the safety of road work crews.

Motorists were advised to check http://www.131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40 for the latest information on road works.

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