Safety upgrades at Gooding Drive commence

The final project in the $160.7 million Commonwealth Games network improvements package on the Gold Coast has begun.The Gooding Drive roundabout upgrade – the final project in the $160.7 million Commonwealth Games network improvements package on the Gold Coast has begun.

Civil Mining and Constructions were awarded project tender and are carrying out the works, with early works now in progress.

The $6.7 million upgrade will improve safety and increase the roundabout’s capacity.

It includes construction of an extra lane on the east-west approach through the roundabout, new directional sings and a signalised intersection at Palm Meadows Drive.

Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said in a statement other works from the Commonwealth Games network improvements package were on track to be completed or implemented by next year’s games.

“Thousands of visitors are expected to converge on Queensland for the games, and I’m pleased to say more than 75 per cent of road improvement programs have already been completed,” he said.

“Early last year we started upgrading some of the Gold Coast’s major routes and choke points to ensure they were in good shape before, during and after the games,” said Mr. Bailey.

According to the statement, 166 jobs have been supported over the life of the six projects under the network improvements package.

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